Conservationists are worried about losing Pennsylvania’s rich trove of historical artifacts.
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.
Executive Director Charles Croce says the first gallery offers an overview of the city’s 300 year history, using an inventive combination of historic objects and first person narratives from contemporary Philadelphians.
Talks with China continue and the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology is hoping the artifacts and mummies of the “Secrets of the Silk Road” exhibit will be allowed to be shown at the museum before heading back to China.
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.
PennDOT is finding a trove of historic artifacts beneath I-95 in Port Richmond and Kensington, where it’s constructing a new Girard Avenue interchange, and neighborhood residents got a chance to take a look at them Wednesday night.