Did You Know?
In lieu of a word of the week this week, I’ll be sharing some fun bird facts in honor of our bird-focused events this Thursday!
Did you know? In the 1800s the snowy egret’s wispy plumes were literally worth their weight in gold.
Did you know? Spotted sandpipers constantly bob their tails; people call them teeter-peeps and tip-tails.
Did you know? The red-bellied woodpecker’s tongue reaches out 2 inches for insects, but seeds are half of their diet.
All of these bird facts came from the game Wingspan, which is a MUST HAVE for any table-top game lovers out there.
This Week at Falvey
Monday, Nov. 1
Mindfulness Mondays / 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. / ZOOM / https://villanova.zoom.us/j/98337578849
Wednesday, Nov. 3
Fall 2021 Falvey Forum Workshop Series – Policy Map: Selecting, Mapping and Downloading 21st Century Policy Data / 12:30–1:30 p.m. / ZOOM / Register Here
The Interfaith Human Library: Where Books Talk and We All Learn About Life in a Multi-Faith World / 4-5:30 p.m. / Speakers’ Corner / Register Here
Thursday, Nov. 4
“A Bird, Came Down the Walk”: A Creative Writing Workshop Celebrating Birds as Familiar and Unfamiliar Presences Through Poetry / 4-5 p.m. / DeLeon Room (SAC 300)
Birds of North America: A Reading and Artist’s Talk / 6-7:30 p.m. / Room 205
Friday, Nov. 5
Villanova Gaming Society Meeting / 2:30-4:30 p.m. / Speakers’ Corner / Free & Open to the Public
This Week in History
November 4, 1922 – Entrance to King Tut’s tomb is discovered
British archaeologist Howard Carter and his workmen discover a step leading to the tomb of King Tutankhamen in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt.
When Carter first arrived in Egypt in 1891, most of the ancient Egyptian tombs had been discovered, though King Tutankhamen, who had died when he was 18, was still unaccounted for. The most splendid architectural find inside the newly discovered tomb was a stone sarcophagus containing three coffins nested within each other. Inside the final coffin, which was made of solid gold, was the mummy of the boy-king Tutankhamen, preserved for more than 3,000 years. Most of these treasures are now housed in the Cairo Museum.
History.com Editors. (2010, March 04). Entrance to King Tut’s tomb discovered. Retrieved from https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/entrance-to-king-tuts-tomb-discovered
Want to read more about Carter’s journey? Read this book from Falvey’s collection!
Jenna Renaud is a graduate student in the Communication Department and graduate assistant in Falvey Memorial Library.