Welcome back Intersession Students! The museum will be open from 11:00-1:00 Monday-Thursday until the 27th of January. We hope to see you.
The university and museum are closed today due to the inclement weather.
We're closing after tomorrow's open hours for the Winter Break. Happy holidays and best wishes for 2014! Looking forward to another year of research, discoveries and engagement with students, faculty and the public starting on January 6th!
Our next Museum Chat on Monday, November 18th will feature the opening two new museum exhibits featuring collections of Ancient Near Eastern objects from sites in Jordan and Iraq. We will have two scholars discussing these new exhibits. More details can be found on our website: http://archaeologicalmuseum.jhu.edu/the-collection/object-stories/museum-chats/

The museum's own Wolfgang A. with his hexacopter "Felix" just after a flight over Mason Quad...see the video posted below.

The museum's own Wolfgang A. designed and flew "Felix the Hexacopter" over Mason Quad last week: "I took my hexacopter, nicknamed Felix, out with Dr. Michael
Harrower's class on remote sensing in archaeology in order to get
picture of the Mason quad on campus. I received a small grant from
Johns Hopkins to build this system, which has 6 rotor blades, a
powerful battery, and a "brain" which balances the platform in flight
and can be programmed to fly according to GPS points. It also has a
camera that takes high-resolution pictures and has infrared sensing
capabilities.

Within the last few years, this sort of "do-it-yourself"
remote-controlled technology has become increasingly available and
popular for archaeological remote sensing. This technology has
tremendous potential as a fast, inexpensive, and accurate way to map
archaeological features."


There's nothing better to do on a holiday that come to the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum. We're open from 10:30-1:30 today.
We have 2 great pieces from our collection and 1 from the Eton Collection on loan to The Walters Art Museum for their special exhibit "Egypt's Mysterious Book of the Faiyum". Check them out tonight or anytime before January 5th. Tonight is free for Constellation Thursday 5pm-9pm!!


Cover Photos
"The Book of the Faiyum" is an exquisitely illustrated ancient papyrus depicting Egypt’s Faiyum oasis, a center of prosperity and ritual during the Greco-Roman period. Major sections of the manuscript—reunited for the first time in 150 years—are displayed alongside Egyptian statues, reliefs, jewelry, and ritual objects to illuminate the religious context that gave rise to the enigmatic tale of Sobek, the crocodile god who brings sun to the Faiyum.

"Egypt's Mysterious Book of the Faiyum", our new special exhibition, is on view at the Walters from October 6, 2013 - January 5, 2014.

Learn more about this exhibition here: http://thewalters.org/exhibitions/faiyum/
See all exhibition-related events here: http://thewalters.org/exhibitions/faiyum/events.aspx
Our next museum chat is next Thursday from 12:15 to 12:45. Elisabeth Campbell, graduate student in the Department of Classics, and undergraduate students Wolfgang Alders and Sheri Leonard will discuss their work on a collection of ancient Roman coins in the museum. Learn about the Hopkins alumnus Franklin M. Wright whose passion for Roman numismatics began with his chance find of an ancient coin in a "rickety desk in 408 Gilman".

Here are some photos from our September Museum Chat. Thank you everyone for coming out and we hope to see you for our next Museum Chat on October 17th.


Ancient Crocodiles of the Nile Museum Chat
Here are some photos from our September Museum Chat. Thank you everyone for coming out and we hope to see you for our next Museum Chat on October 17th.