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Encyclopedia > Frank H. McClung Museum

The Frank H. McClung Museum is a museum of natural history on the campus of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. It was built in 1963 and has on permanent exhibit a collection of artefacts from the Egyptian periods spanning the predynastic to the Ptolemaic, including the mummified remains of a minor Egyptian priest and scribe. The museum also hosts various travelling exhibits and has permanent exhibits concerning East Tennessee geology and archaeology, human evolution, and is an integral part of the school's anthropology department. Table of natural history, 1728 Cyclopaedia Natural history is an umbrella term for what are now usually viewed as several distinct scientific disciplines. ... The University of Tennessee (UT), sometimes called the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT Knoxville or UTK), is the primary institution of the statewide land-grant University of Tennessee system, Tennessees flagship public university. ... Nickname: The Marble City, K-Town, Big Orange Country, Knox Vegas Official website: www. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... I archaeology, an artifact or artefact is any object made or modified by a human culture, and often one later recovered by some archaeological endeavor. ... The Ptolemaic dynasty was a Greek royal family which ruled over Egypt for nearly 300 years, from 305 BC to 30 BC. Ptolemy, a Macedonian and one of Alexander the Greats generals, was appointed satrap of Egypt after Alexanders death in 323 BC. In 305 BC he declared... Mummified cat from Ancient Egypt. ... Roman Catholic priests in traditional clerical clothing. ... Illustration of a 15th century scribe This is about scribe, the profession. ... East Tennessee is a name given to approximately the eastern third of the state of Tennessee. ... Geology (from Greek γη- (ge-, the earth) and λογος (logos, word, reason)) is the science and study of the Earth, its composition, structure, physical properties, history and the processes that shape it. ... Archaeology, archeology, or archæology (from the Greek words αρχαίος = ancient and λόγος = word/speech/discourse) is the study of human cultures through the recovery, documentation and analysis of material remains and environmental data, including architecture, artifacts, biofacts, human remains, and landscapes. ... Human evolution is the part of the theory of evolution by which human beings emerged as a distinct species. ... Anthropology (from the Greek word άνθρωπος, human or person) consists of the study of humanity (see genus Homo). ...

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