With more than 100,000 interments, this federal cemetery is the final resting place for those who defended our nation. To commemorate Veterans Day, help Archaeology Now clean headstones that have been weathered by time. Perhaps, you have a loved one who served in the military buried here. Consider this your opportunity to honor their memory and others who served.
Work with historians, genealogists, and DNA researchers to learn practical information on how to research your ancestry and learn how DNA is used in genealogical investigations at presentations by Family Tree DNA at three locations in the Houston community.
Explore the oldest and most historic cemetery in Galveston on a guided walking tour. Broadway Cemetery is where many well-known citizens of Galveston and Texas are laid to rest. Hear stories about Galveston’s famous, and infamous, former residents. Your tour includes bus transport to Galveston and lunch at Gaido’s, one of Galveston’s oldest restaurants.
Death, burial, and the afterlife were as important to ancient Egyptians as how they lived. Art, monumental architecture, rituals, and magical incantations were used by Egyptians to create a story that helped them confront the unknowable.
Culture, Cuisine & Contagion: Ancient Egypt & Today with Dr. Salima Ikram & Dr. Sabrina Sholts
It’s not what you think! Two thousand years ago, the Kama Sutra, a Sanskrit work on an idealized way of life was written, containing advice ranging from friendship and equality of women to decorating tips as well as…sex. To cast the Kama Sutra as merely a sex manual is to miss the point of the text–it is one of the world’s best-known but most misunderstood works.
In small groups, we will help recover grave site information and transform headstones by removing decades of pollutants, while also documenting the stories of those buried.
When immigrants arrived in Houston, one of the most diverse cities in the United States, their faith often offered solace in an unfamiliar land.
What happens when ancient ideas meet modern life?
How can a system of belief help create identity?