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The damaged Khaled Ibn Al-Walid mosque is seen in the Homs neighborhood of Khaldiyeh, Syria. (Credit: JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)

Penn Museum Experts Help Preserve Syrian Artifacts

Many ancient mosques, temples, tombs, and other significant locations in the most heavily affected areas of Syria have seen severe damage during the nearly four years of conflict.

07/19/2014

Penn Museum File Photo (credit: CBS3)

Local Museums Showcasing Their Art On Instagram

A new social series all about art in Philadelphia will be taking over Instagram each day this summer.

06/28/2014

(credit: NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP/Getty Images)

Top Things To Do In Philadelphia Today, Jun. 25

Looking for something to do today? Here are our top three picks…there’s something for everyone in the Philadelphia area!

06/25/2014

(Holly Ricciardi, owner of Magpie.  Photo provided)

Top Things To Do In Philadelphia Today, Jun. 18

Looking for something to do today? Here are our top three picks…there’s something for everyone in the Philadelphia area!

06/18/2014

(Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Museums In Philadelphia Offering Free Admission Sunday

Several museums in Philadelphia will offer free admission to the public this Sunday as part of the Association of Art Museum Directors’ (AAMD) Art Museum Day, which coincides with International Museum Day.

05/15/2014

Titled, Native American Voices: The People - Here and Now, the exhibit provides a contemporary, real world view of the world through the eyes of Native American people living, leading and thriving today. (credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW)

New Interactive Exhibit Showcases Past And Present Day Life Of Native Americans

Titled, Native American Voices: The People – Here and Now, the exhibit provides a contemporary, real world view of the world through the eyes of Native American people living, leading and thriving today.

02/26/2014

Joseph Tayoun shows this group of children how to use ancient Egyptian drums. (Credit: Mike Dougherty)

Penn Museum Visitors Treated To Multicultural Education Experience

Penn Museum opened its doors Sunday for the University’s 18th annual World Peace Day — one that’s intended to expose visitors to different cultures of the world.

12/01/2013

Penn Museum File Photo (credit: CBS3)

Penn Museum To Donate Saturday’s Admissions To Typhoon Relief

The University of Pennsylvania Museum is — for the first time — donating receipts from a day’s admissions to a specific charity.

11/29/2013

(Dr. David Silverman with the sphinx at the Penn Museum.  Photo provided)

Positively Philadelphia: Hijinks With The Sphinx

The Penn Museum celebrates the 100th anniversary of the arrival in Philadelphia of a 15-ton Egyptian treasure.

10/06/2013

Unearthing a Masterpiece: A Roman Mosaic from Lod, Israel (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

New Exhibit At Penn Museum Highlights Life In Ancient Roman Empire

A new exhibit opens Sunday at the Penn Museum that tells the story of wealth of the Roman empire more than 17 centuries ago.

02/10/2013

A view of the full moon as photographed on November 29, 2012 in Old Bethpage, New York. (Credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Top Ways To Celebrate Lunar New Year In Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s Chinatown — the fourth largest in the nation — promises the ideal location to celebrate and learn more about the holiday and Asian heritage, but it’s not the only option this year.

02/08/2013

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At Penn Museum, End-of-World Party Has a Real Mayan Flavor

Some folks are celebrating the end of the Mayan calendar on Friday night.

12/21/2012

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Top ‘End Of The World’ Events In Philadelphia

If you believe those super-smart ancients, the Mayas, it’s officially The End of The World As We Know It on 12/21/12. Here’s where to go out in style in the Philly area.

12/19/2012

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Penn Museum To Host Special Guest For Exhibit

The Penn Museum’s “Run! Super-Athletes of the Sierra Madre” is set to close next weekend, so the museum is hosting a special guest.

09/22/2012

(Credit: Chelsea Karnash)

Penn Museum To Loan Ancient Jewelry To Turkey

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.

09/04/2012

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