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Wrapping up Midas

About the end of the 7th century BC, Phyrgia was conquered by the Lydians and after them, the Persians captured Gordion.  The massive walls and gates built by the Phyrgians were overcome by a giant earthen siege ramp pushed against one fort, which provided a launching place for arrows and firebrands.  107 more words


More African Textiles in Philly

In my previous post I told about the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s exhibit of wax prints. After seeing that, I went up one floor to the “Threads of Traditions” exhibit.  674 more words


UPenn’s Four New Minor Concentrations

Having achieved a BA in psychobiology as well as a medical degree and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania, Mitchell Blutt went on to become one of the first physicians to head his own healthcare investment firm, called Consonance Capital. 207 more words

Mitchell Blutt

Finding Aid Friday: Philadelphia Edition

This weekend I’m heading to Philadelphia to see the Bearded Ladies Cabaret school Kronenbourg 1664 drinkers, drag queen adorers, history aficionados, and free show lovers on the… 474 more words


On taking a pottery class and how that has shaped my perception of artifacts

Like many students of archeology, I never taking a ceramics course would be a betterment to my artifact identifying skills. Last spring, I had finished my requirements and had a free class to do whatever with, and after a challenging fall semester, I decided to take a no-homework course.   207 more words


Ginger Coyle @ The Penn Museum Summer Nights Series.

Text and images by Michele Zipkin.

New Jersey-born songwriter Ginger Coyle played a solo show this past Wednesday evening as part of the Penn Museum… 278 more words


The Teva Interns Explore Mummies and Evolution at the Penn Museum

Throughout the semester, students in the Teva Pharmaceuticals Internship Program have journeyed to facilities all over the city. Among their many trips away from the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, they traveled to the… 203 more words

Teva Pharmaceuticals Internship