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We are translating some texts for a German archeology museum.

But what would Klingons call a museum???

{Dochmey tIQ 'aghbogh qach} is a bit too long, and actually just a
discription for "museum", perhabs an answer to {museum 'oH nuq'e'?}. By
the way, there are not only old things being shown in a museum. (in this
one, yes.)

   To translate somethng like this, we need to get to the roots of the
word: A museum is a building used for storing and exhibiting objects of
historical, scientific, or cultural interest. The word comes from latin
and originates in greek "mouseion", which means "seat of the Muses".
wejpuH: What's a Muse?? Well, in greek and roman mythology, they are
nine goddesses, the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, who inspire poetry,
music, drama, etc. 

   Does this help? Not me! Any suggestions? Or comments? Is there
perhabs any other word, which is not really "museum", but still conveys
the idea of it?

Quvar muHwI'

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