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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

(Credit: ORLANDO SIERRA/Getty Images)

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

(credit: KYW's Cherri Gregg)

Penn Museum Gears Up For New Mayan Exhibit

Penn Museum has a new exhibit opening next week, which explores the world of the Mayan culture from ancient times through today.

04/24/2012

A model three-bedroom Earthship home, known as the "Euro" Earthship. (Credit: Earthship Biotecture)

3-Day Seminar On Sustainable Building Coming To Penn Museum

Earth Day is just a couple weeks away, but a local organization is sponsoring a three-day seminar on sustainable building at the Penn Museum’s Rainey Auditorium.

04/06/2012

(Some of the human remains found at Duffy's Cut.  File photo)

Penn Anthropologist Thinks Cholera Fear Led To Main Line Murders 180 Years Ago

The remains of five Irish immigrants unearthed a decade ago near Paoli, Pa. were today transported to a cemetery for burial this coming Friday.

03/06/2012

Black History Month Events Guide

Since 1976, the United States has set aside February as Black History Month. Here’s where to take part in the celebration of African American history, culture and heritage in the Philadelphia area.

02/01/2012

(Eyeglass frames, top, and an alarm bell are among the items on display at the Penn Museum's exhibit of objects recovered from NYC's 9/11 site.  Credit: Karin Phillips)

Penn Museum Display Highlights ‘Normal’ Objects From NYC 9/11 Site

A new exhibit at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology shows ordinary objects from the site of the former World Trade Center in a moving display about September 11th.

08/19/2011

(Sixers dancers Danielle, left, and Erica practice a ribbon dance.  Photos by Michelle Durham)

76ers Dancers Prepare For 11-Day Trip To China

To get ready for an 11-day, NBA-sponsored trip to China, two of the Philadelphia 76ers Dancers are learning how to sign autographs in Chinese and perform a traditional Chinese dance.

06/07/2011

(credit: Penn Museum)

Theater Of War Performance Today At Upenn Museum Free To Public

A social impact company that uses ancient Greek plays to spark discussions on war will give a free performance this afternoon at
1:30 p.m. at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology.

04/02/2011

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