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Penn Museum Marks Papal Visit With Exhibit Showcasing Collection Of Ancient Writings

By Cherri Gregg

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Penn Museum opened an exhibit this week that showcases a number of ancient religious writings, including some of the earliest fragments of the Bible. 246 more words


On a Bridge to Ur, or Archives + Museums = WIN

Continuing to stretch the mileage I’ve gotten out of my 23 hours in Philadelphia last month, I’m extending the geek-out over the Penn Museum‘s “Iraq’s Ancient Past” gallery. 379 more words


On Prison, Cookies, and a Guy in Drag, or 23 Hours in Philadelphia

I got 24 hours out of the house for my birthday; I spent it on a little trip to Philadelphia. Let’s see what a boring housewife does when she goes out of town for almost a full day without the kids. 123 more words


On Mrs. Mallowan in Mesopotamia, or Agatha Christie at the Penn Museum

My favorite author is Agatha Christie. I credit her novels for planting the seed of my archaeological interest. It took me forever to finish Death on the Nile and Murder in Mesopotamia when I was a kid because I’d stop at every monument reference to old school Google it (ie: check National Geographic). 235 more words


Penn Alumni Travel: California National Parks, June 2015

Author: Lucy Fowler Williams, Associate Curator/Sabloff Keeper, American Collections, Penn Museum

In June I had the amazing opportunity to participate on a Penn Alumni Travel… 983 more words