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This Week in TFK History: Museums

Time flies! The first issue of TIME for Kids was published in September 1995. That means TFK is turning 25. To honor our 25th anniversary, we’re pulling TFK stories from the archives and highlighting them in this space. Each archival issue relates to something in the news today. We hope these stories provide background for the things you’ll read about.

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In this week’s cover story, TIME for Kids looks at how museums are documenting the COVID-19 pandemic. They’re doing this so future generations can learn about life during this historic time.

Historians work to help us understand the past. In a November 1998 issue, we wrote about how explorer Franck Goddio found ruins of a palace under the sea. The palace belonged to Cleopatra. She ruled ancient Egypt more than 2,000 years ago. Goddio told TFK that he wished to build an underwater museum at the palace site, so that visitors could marvel at it. “To be there . . . is unbelievable,” he said.