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LIFESTYLES

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December 9, 2011

Egyptians in Washington, D.C.

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“Eternal Life in Ancient Egypt� opens at the Natural History Museum Saira Rehman, ‘15

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To the Egyptians, eternal life was very important. It was a precious journey. On November 17, a new exhibit RSHQHG DW WKH 6PLWKVRQLDQœV 1DWXUDO +LVWRU\ 0XVHXP ³(WHUQDO /LIH LQ$QFLHQW (J\SW´ LV WKH ODUJHVW H[KLELW LQ the museum and shows major artifacts and mummies both old and new. Some artifacts at the exhibit are the Facience QHFNODFHZKLFKLVIHDWXUHGDVDSDUWRIWKHH[KLELWFDOOHG ³,Q7KH0XPP\œV7RPE´ZKLFKDOVRKDVRQGLVSOD\DIHZ RWKHUREMHFWVGDWLQJEDFNIURPFDWR$' ³2XU IDYRULWH SDUW RI WKH H[KLELW ZDV SUREDEO\ WKH animal mummies section where we saw the process of PXPPL¿FDWLRQKDSSHQWKURXJKDQLPDOV:HDOVROHDUQHG about how Egyptians used these mummies,� said museum SDWURQ$P\/RHPDQZLWKKHUWZRGDXJKWHUV³,ZRXOGQœW change a thing.� $QRWKHUVHFWLRQRIWKHH[KLELWLV³:KDWœV,Q$)DFH´ 7KLV VHFWLRQ GLVSOD\V PXPP\ PDVNV WKURXJK WLPH DQG VKRZV GLIIHUHQW VW\OHV RI FRI¿Q GHFRUDWLRQ DQG EULQJV visitors face-to-face with the living people behind the

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The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History is located at the intersection of 10th Street and Constitution Ave., NW 20560. Admission to the museum is free, with the exception of some special exhibits and movies. The museum is open from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. The museum can be reach by Metro, the D.C. Circulator Bus, or car. The museumsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Metro stop is the Smithsonian Station exit on the Blue and Orange lines. For more informatin visit www.mnh.si.edu.

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