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    HMNS Special Lecture: The Tarim Mummies: New Discoveries at the Crossroads of Eurasia

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    November 9, 2010

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    HMNS Special Lecture: The Tarim Mummies: New Discoveries at the Crossroads of Eurasia

    The Houston Museum of Natural Science presents an HMNS Special Lecture entitled The Tarim Mummies: New Discoveries at the Crossroads of Eurasia, Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 06:30 PM.

    Over one hundred impeccably-preserved mummies dating back thousands of years to the Bronze Age have been discovered in Tarim Basin in the desserts of Western China. As shocking as their life-like appearance and brightly...

    The Houston Museum of Natural Science presents an HMNS Special Lecture entitled The Tarim Mummies: New Discoveries at the Crossroads of Eurasia, Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 06:30 PM.

    Over one hundred impeccably-preserved mummies dating back thousands of years to the Bronze Age have been discovered in Tarim Basin in the desserts of Western China. As shocking as their life-like appearance and brightly colored clothing is that the mummies appear to be Caucasian, challenging experts to identify them. Dr. Victor Mair, who has spearheaded the research, will share his team’s current findings on the origins of the Tarim mummies including the latest genetic research.

    Victor H. Mair, Ph.D., is professor of Chinese language and literature the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania.

    Sponsored by KUHF, 88.7 FM and Rice University’s Glasscock School of Continuing Studies.


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    6:30pm


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