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This subject contains information from the "Lovecraft Circle" Myth Cycles, and while guided by HPL are not based on his work alone. The Cabot Museum of Archaeology is a fictional institution located in Boston, created by H. P. Lovecraft and Hazel Heald in the story "Out of the Aeons". It is part of the Cthulhu Mythos.

Originally designed as a mansion by Bullfinch in 1919,  the small museum specialises in objects from ancient and unknown civilisations. Before interest in the ancient Pacific mummy in 1932 it held little public interest, but had widespread recognition in scientific circles. The mummy's presence caused a surge of occult visitors and break-ins, leading to the death of a guard and two intruders on the 1st of December 1, 1932.


By 1931 the Hall of Mummies on the second floor of the West Wing is said to be the finest collection of its kind in America, housing:

  • Egyptian Mummies from Early Sakkarah through to the 8th century Coptic period.
  • Prehistoric Indian examples from the Aleutian Islands.
  • Several petrified citizens from the ruins of Pompeii.
  • "Natural" mummies from people trapped in mines around the world.
  • The mummy of T'yog, which entered the collection in November 1879.
  • Preserved bodies from the crypts of Château Fausses-flammes in Averoigne, France, obtained in Spring 1931.

The Museum also has a basement library of books on lost cultures that also contains T'yog's scroll.


  • Curator Pickman - The curator in 1879.
  • Richard H. Johnson Ph.D. - The curator in the early 1930s.
  • Wentworth Moore Sc.D. - The museum taxidermist in the early 1930s.
  • Lawrence Cabot and Dudley Salton - Museum trustees in the early 1930s.
  • Drs Mason, Wells and Carver - Museum staff in the early 1930s.