Monthly Archives: October 2015

From the Archives

BY SEBASTIAN ENCINA, Museum Collections Manager, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology Halloween is upon us, and it is normally a time to dress up as monsters and ghouls and scare each other for candy and treats. But not all dressing up … Continue reading

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Documenting Demons in the Infrared

BY CAROLINE ROBERTS, Conservator, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology This demon bowl, which was excavated by the University of Michigan in the 1930’s, now resides in the Kelsey Museum. It comes from the ancient city of Seleucia, which is located not … Continue reading

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Ugly Object of the Month—October

BY SUZANNE DAVIS, Curator for Conservation, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology October’s ugly object has a nickname in the conservation lab: Scary Hair. When Scary Hair was excavated at the site of Karanis in Egypt, the excavators classified it as the … Continue reading

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Docent Favorites

BY JEAN MERVIS, Volunteer Docent, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, University of Michigan Favorite Artifact. Statue of a Young Girl. Marble. End of 4th century BC. Greece. KM 1979.5.1. Why. “It’s thought that this statue honors the goddess Artemis, who was the … Continue reading

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