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AFRICAN COSMOS

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Language Arts And English +8 Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old)

Put the ARTS in STEM - From Egypt to South Africa, take a brief tour of the African Cosmos  and have your students discover the intersection of Art and Astronomy in the southern hemisphere.   Explore constellations only seen on the African continent.  See why the Goliath beetle became a symbol of rebirth for the Egyptian scarab.  Learn about celestial navigation by people and animals. 

Create Your Own Constellation!  Request Activity sheets for your classroom.

Submit your class constellations to our Student Gallery and be a part of your own school's online exhibition!


Dung Beetle

NMNH - Education & Outreach

Inner Coffin & Lid Of Tentkhonsu

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Star sun

National Museum of African Art

Star Chi Hydrae

National Museum of African Art

Star RR Lyrae

National Museum of African Art

Star PG1159+035

National Museum of African Art

False Lid Of Chantress Of Amun-Re

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Rainbow Serpent

National Museum of African Art

Untitled

National Museum of African Art

Untitled

National Museum of African Art

Hydra A in 60 Seconds (High Definition)

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

Stool

National Museum of African Art

Face mask

National Museum of African Art

Female figure

National Museum of African Art

Staff

National Museum of African Art

Wives of Sango

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Male figure

National Museum of African Art

Female figure

National Museum of African Art

Untitled

National Museum of African Art

Pendant

National Museum of African Art

Eclipse

National Museum of African Art

Untitled

National Museum of African Art

Untitled

National Museum of African Art

Untitled

National Museum of African Art

Beyond the Hills at Sundown

National Museum of African Art

Processional cross

National Museum of African Art

Staff

National Museum of African Art

Stool

National Museum of African Art

Face mask

National Museum of African Art

Necklace

National Museum of African Art

Stamp

National Museum of African Art

Tunic

National Museum of African Art

Wrapper

National Museum of African Art

Staff

National Museum of African Art

Face mask

National Museum of African Art

Stamp

National Museum of African Art

Stamp

National Museum of African Art

Divination cup

National Museum of African Art

Figure

National Museum of African Art

Face mask

National Museum of African Art

Journey into the Unknown

National Museum of African Art

Headrest

National Museum of African Art

Divination board

National Museum of African Art

Helmet mask

National Museum of African Art

Pendant

National Museum of African Art

Face mask

National Museum of African Art

Icon

National Museum of African Art

The End of the Beginning

National Museum of African Art

Male figure

National Museum of African Art

Female figure

National Museum of African Art

Crest mask

National Museum of African Art

Bowl

National Museum of African Art

Helmet mask

National Museum of African Art

Staff

National Museum of African Art

Shrine figure

National Museum of African Art

Devil Descending

National Museum of African Art

Face mask

National Museum of African Art

Initiation wall panels

National Museum of African Art

Female figure with child

National Museum of African Art

Bottle

National Museum of African Art

Crest mask

National Museum of African Art

Serpent mask

National Museum of African Art

Female figure

National Museum of African Art

Crest mask

National Museum of African Art

Staff

National Museum of African Art