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Chinese New Year Celebrated Early At Penn Museum

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Penn Museum hosted its 35th annual Chinese New Year celebration this weekend.

“Through Martial Arts performances, music performances, dancing,” explains Tina Thompson with the Museum. 73 more words

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It's been awhile...updates fall 2015-winter 2016. Digging news will be in my next post.

It really has been a long time since I’ve written. While I guess I haven’t really done anything substantial since my last post, I would say that I haven’t taken my foot off the pedal. 817 more words

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Imhotep: From Architect to Deity to Villain

From the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology comes this video of a talk by Dr Jennifer Wegner, Assistant Curator of their Egyptian section, on Imhotep, the famed designer of the Step Pyramid complex at Saqqara under King Djoser. 14 more words

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Halloween 2015 on a Boo-dget!


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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

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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

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