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Big thanks to Emlen Smith, a contestant on last night's episode of Jeopardy!, for his lovely shoutout to the Penn Museum! Emlen earned his Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania, and had his wedding here in the Museum galleries.

Jeopardy 2017 Jeopardy March 22, 2017

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The constellation myths of ancient Greece and Rome come into focus during our next "Great Beasts of Legend" lecture, presented by Dr. Patrick Glauthier, Lecturer in the University of Pennsylvania's Department of Classical Studies.

Beasts in the Night Sky: The Constellation Myths of Greece and Rome

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Member Appreciation Day is just a few days away! This Saturday, February 25, Penn Museum members are invited for a day filled with special events and activities around the Museum. Take a hands-on look at cuneiform tablets from our Babylonian collection; explore the Penn Museum Archives; enjoy a lecture by world-renowned Egyptologist David Silverman; and more!

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Member Appreciation Day | Saturday, March 25

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03/21/2017 at 23:43. Facebook
Early bird registration for the Penn Museum's "Anthropologists in the Making" Summer Camp is now open! Campers ages 7 to 13 explore mythology, dance, music, art, and customs from both ancient civilizations and modern-day cultures.

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03/20/2017 at 22:29. Facebook
Eide Shoma Mobarak! The vernal equinox marks the beginning of Nowruz, a 13-day festival in observation of the Persian new year. Nowruz honors the beginning of spring and the rejuvenation of nature, and is celebrated in countries throughout the Middle East, Caucasus, and Central Asia.

Photo: Wall tile from Damascus, Syria, ca. 16th century CE, obj. NEP51—soon to be on display in our upcoming...
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Three prominent black writers of the early 20th century incorporated ancient Egyptian culture into their writings. On Thursday, March 30 at 6:00 pm, Dr. Vanessa Davies, Visiting Research Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, speaks about their treatments of ancient Egypt, which provide a richer perspective on the history of the discipline of Egyptology.

An Overlooked Chapter in the History of Egyptology: W.E.B. DuBois, Marcus Garvey, & Pauline Hopkins

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03/19/2017 at 16:35. Facebook
Love to drum? Beginning this Wednesday, March 22, master world-percussionist Joseph Tayoun presents a weekly series of evening drum workshops, hosted in the Museum's galleries. Classes are held Wednesdays through May 31, and are open to all ages and skill levels.

Drum Circle Workshops with Joseph Tayoun

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03/18/2017 at 16:02. Facebook
This beautiful, bull-headed rhyton was created ca. 350–320 BCE in Apulia. The bull is accompanied by a rich red figure design on the neck, featuring a winged figure wearing a variety of adornments. Functionally, this object was a drinking vessel; due to its shape, it cannot be put down without its contents being emptied. This magnificent piece is on display in our Greece Gallery, on loan from...
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"Objects Speak: Media Through Time," a new, student-curated exhibition, is now open at the Penn Museum. This cross-cultural exhibition showcases diverse messages in various media from the Penn collection, making connections between media from the past and today. The exhibition is presented in conjunction with the University of Pennsylvania's Year of Media, and was curated by Penn students...
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How must cultural heritage preservation efforts change in response to armed conflict in the 21st century? Join us Tuesday, April 4 at 5:00 pm for a panel discussion on this question, taking into account the perspectives of art, archaeology, history, law, and the military. Presented by the Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law at Penn Law and the Penn Museum's Penn Cultural Heritage Center....
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New Frontiers in the Protection of Cultural Heritage | Public Keynote Panel

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Member Madness Month continues throughout March, with special events and opportunities for Museum members all month long. Mark your calendar for Member Appreciation Day on March 25—featuring an exclusive lecture by world-renowned Egyptologist David Silverman, a hands-on workshop with cuneiform tablets from our Babylonian collection, and more!

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Member Appreciation Day | Saturday, March 25

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The Ides of March were a time of celebration in the Roman Republic. March 15 marked the Feast of Anna Perenna, a fertility goddess, as well as the monthly sacrifice to Jupiter, king of the gods (pictured here on Penn Museum object MS278). The day is best known today, however, as the fateful date on which Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44 BCE, setting off the civil war that would result in...
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The Penn Museum will be closed today, Tuesday, March 14, due to the inclement weather. Stay warm and stay safe!
The story of the pharaoh Tutankhamun continues to unravel, nearly a century after his tomb was excavated. This Saturday at 3:30 pm, catch a lecture on the famous boy king—presented by Dr. James P. Allen, the Charles Edwin Wilbour Professor of Egyptology at Brown University, and former curator of Egyptian art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Annual Korsyn Lecture: What’s New with King Tut?

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"Sedna," a carving in Brazilian soapstone by Inuit artist Abraham Anghik Ruben, is on display in our ongoing "Native American Voices" exhibition—and came to the Penn Museum in 2012 as part of the John P. Doelman Collection.

The sculptures in this collection were carved by Inuit artists between 1960 and 2006. What makes the collection so special is that in addition to the exquisite...
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This Sunday from 1-4pm, our Family Second Sunday Workshop invites visitors to drop in for an exploration of Greek mythology and art. Learn about Athena, a Greek goddess symbolized as an owl, and craft your own owl puppet to take home. The workshop is free with Museum admission, and is sponsored by PECO.

Family Second Sunday Workshop | Destination Ancient Greece: Athena’s Owl Puppets

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Make tonight a lecture night. From our "Great Beasts of Legend" lecture series, Dr. Simon Martin speaks about strange beasts and hybrid entities that populated the universe of the ancient Maya.

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The application deadline for this year's Teen Summer Internship program at the Museum is less than a week away! This three-week opportunity is open to current high school students who are passionate about museums, education, archaeology, anthropology, and related fields. The application deadline is Wednesday, March 15.

Teen Summer Internships at the Penn Museum

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March is Member Madness Month at the Penn Museum, featuring special events and opportunities for Museum members all month long. Next Wednesday, members can enjoy an exclusive lecture by Dr. Salam Al Kuntar, curator of the upcoming special exhibition, “Cultures in the Crossfire: Stories from Syria and Iraq.”

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Members’ Lecture | Cultures in the Crossfire: Stories from Syria and Iraq

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More than four thousand years ago, Enheduanna was high priestess of the moon god Nanna at Ur, and possibly the world’s first recorded author. She wrote and gathered a collection of hymns to the various major temples of Babylonia, and a long prayer to the goddess Inanna (daughter of Nanna), which still survive today. She is pictured on object B16665 at the Penn Museum—a calcite disk from Ur...
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