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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

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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

("The Beauty of Xiaohe," female mummy, ca. 1800-1500 BCE.  Photo provided)

Penn Museum To Reopen China Show, Complete With Promised Mummies

The Penn Museum will reopen its “Silk Road” exhibit next Friday, complete with all of the artifacts and mummies from China.

02/12/2011

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Best Reasons To Visit Philly In 2011

The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation put together their top 11 new, novel and noteworthy attractions to visit in Philadelphia in 2011 – Melony Roy. History In A New Light 1) A larger-than-life Benjamin Franklin […]

12/20/2010

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Alaskan Clan Says It Will Sue To Recover U. of P. Artifacts

The University of Pennsylvania is in a tug-of-war with a group of native Alaskans over some tribal artifacts. A village clan wants them back, and final possession of the objects could be decided in court.

12/06/2010

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Penn Museum’s New Exhibit Digs Up Its Past

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.

10/02/2010

Public Invited to Special Lenape Ceremony in Phila.

The public is invited to a special ceremony on Saturday that will renew the friendship between a local native American nation and the people of Pennsylvania.

08/20/2010

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