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Looking for a unique gift idea for your favorite youngsters this holiday season? We've rolled our popular "40 Winks with the Sphinx" sleepover program into two great gift packages, featuring discounts on program tickets and household membership to the Penn Museum.

"40 Winks with the Sphinx" Holiday Packages

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Some changes are coming soon to the Penn Museum's galleries. After December 30, the special exhibition, "Iraq's Ancient Past: Rediscovering Ur's Royal Cemetery" is closing, in order to make way for a new spring 2017 exhibition. Next door, our popular "In the Artifact Lab" exhibition is closing temporarily while the new exhibition is being installed. Come and experience both of these...
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"Iraq's Ancient Past" and "In the Artifact Lab" at the Penn Museum

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12/02/2016 at 17:59. Facebook
Penn Museum admission is FREE tomorrow (Saturday, December 3) from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm for our "Celebrations around the World" holiday event. Bring the whole family and discover a world of holiday traditions at this annual, all-ages event.

Free Penn Museum Admission this Saturday during "Celebrations Around the World"

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12/01/2016 at 18:05. Facebook
The live evening classes for "The Public Classroom @ Penn Museum—Science and Race: History, Use, and Abuse" are over—but the program lives on for individuals, school groups, and community groups to experience, online! You can now access video from each class session, as well as supplemental resources and reading materials, by visiting the Public Classroom webpage and clicking on an individual...
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Public Classroom

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The cuneiform cookie craze continues! Our Near East Section Keeper, Katy Blanchard, sat down for a chat about her culinary creation, which aired recently on the BBC World Service.

A modern dessert, inspired by ancient times

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11/29/2016 at 18:35. Facebook
On this day in 1729, in the area now known as southwestern Mississippi, deteriorating relations between French colonists and the Native Natchez Indians reached a boiling point—in an event now known as the Natchez Revolt, or Natchez Massacre. Dr. Meg Kassabaum writes about this chapter in American history on the Penn Museum blog.

Penn Museum Blog | November 29, 1729: The Natchez Revolt

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Last year, contributions to the Penn Museum's Annual Fund made possible exhibitions like "The Golden Age of King Midas" and "Magic in the Ancient World"; excavations in countries around the globe; and the opportunity for hundreds of school groups to visit the Museum. Today, on Giving Tuesday, people across the country are considering how their money can make a difference to causes and people...
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11/28/2016 at 23:10. Facebook
Drop by for a free lecture this Thursday at 12:30 pm, as Dr. Jane Anderson, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at New York University, speaks about ethnographic collections as spaces of reconnection for indigenous communities.

The Memory of Property: Decolonial Futures for Ethnographic Collections?

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General admission to the Penn Museum is FREE for all visitors during our "Celebrations around the World" holiday event, presented this Saturday, December 3 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Make plans to join us for this family-friendly event and experience holiday traditions from across the globe!

Free Admission to the Penn Museum during "Celebrations around the World"

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This weekend is your final chance to see "The Golden Age of King Midas" here at the Penn Museum.

Final Weekend: "The Golden Age of King Midas"

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Our annual Great Lectures series, focused this year on monsters and beasts from throughout history, continues next month with a talk Wednesday, December 7. Dr. Jennifer Houser Wegner, Associate Curator in our Egyptian Section, presents a talk focused on the varied roles of the sphinx in ancient Egypt.

Great Beasts of Legend Lecture Series

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Happy Thanksgiving! While the turkey dinner that many of us will enjoy today is thought of as a U.S. tradition, turkeys were domesticated in the Americas long before the arrival of Columbus. A selection of objects in our American Section collections illustrates some of the ways in which the turkey has been used by Native peoples of the Americas.
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Calling all Egyptophiles! You won't want to miss our Ancient Egypt Open House, presented Saturday, December 10, 11am to 4pm. Enjoy guided tours of our Egyptian galleries, learn the ins and outs of mummification, and meet some of our expert Egyptologists—including Dr. David Silverman, Egyptian Section Curator-in-Charge and instructor in the new Coursera course, "Introduction to Ancient Egypt...
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Ancient Egypt Open House

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The conservators on duty in our "In the Artifact Lab" exhibition have been expanding their workload to include objects outside of our Egyptian collection—such as this 6,000-year-old ceramic vessel from Mesopotamia, repaired once in the past and now in need of new conservation treatment.

Conserving Egyptian mummies…and more | In the Artifact Lab

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This week is your last chance to see the world-exclusive exhibition, "The Golden Age of King Midas," at the Penn Museum. Our hours on Wednesday and Thursday of this week are affected by the Thanksgiving holiday; click to plan your visit.

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Are you one of the 22,000+ students taking Dr. David Silverman's "Introduction to Ancient Egypt" Coursera course? The Penn Museum is looking for a few students who would be willing to be interviewed about their educational experiences with this course. Please email us at info@pennmuseum.org if you would be willing to help out!
The holidays are just around the corner! Mark your calendar for Saturday, December 3, as we open our doors to the community for our FREE, family-friendly "Celebrations around the World" holiday event.

Celebrations around the World at the Penn Museum

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Make tonight a lecture night. In the opening talk from our current "Great Beasts of Legend" lecture series, Dr. Steve Tinney, Associate Curator in the Museum's Babylonian Section, gives us an in-depth look at Anzu, one of the most iconic monsters in ancient Mesopotamian lore.

Great Beasts of Legend: Anzu the Lion Headed Eagle

Dr. Steve Tinney, Associate Curator, Babylonian Section, Penn Museum The Penn Museum’s popular monthly evening lecture series kicks off with a fresh theme: G...

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November is Native American Heritage Month; celebrate with a visit to our Native American Voices exhibition. Alive with contemporary voices, the exhibition features the work and ideas of prominent Native American activists, thinkers, and artists such as Winona LaDuke, Suzan Shown Harjo, and Nicholas Galanin.

Native American Voices—The People: Here and Now

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