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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


Halloween 2015 on a Boo-dget!

No Halloween plans yet? Don’t worry, we have you covered! Check out our spook-tacular list of the best ways to spend October 31st this year, without spending all of your hard-earned money.
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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