A Philadelphia archaeology museum will indefinitely loan ancient jewelry known as “Troy gold” to Turkey in exchange for a future exhibit of artifacts from King Midas’ tomb.
The artifacts to be displayed at Kensington High School for the Creative and Performing Arts include what may be the oldest pair of glasses found in the United States.
Archeology is just part of the overall bridge project, says Joe Donnelly of the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission. To make sure bits of the past are not lost to construction, test digs are done first, then more-involved excavations.
A new exhibit at the Penn Museum highlights the very start of the museum with its first archeological dig in what is now modern day Iraq.