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This weekend is your last chance to explore "Heaven on Earth: Churches of Constantinople" at the Penn Museum. This special exhibition of large-scale photography by Turkish photographer Ahmet Ertug closes after this Sunday, April 30. This image from the exhibition features the dome of the funeral chapel of the Kariye Camii (Church of Christ in the Chora Monastery) in Istanbul, Turkey.

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“There are a lot of misconceptions about Syria and Iraq,” says Dr. Salam Al Kuntar, Lead Curator of "Cultures in the Crossfire" at the Penn Museum. “We really wanted to convey that these places are not dark places, or places of just violence and destruction.”
There are a lot of misconceptions about Syria and Iraq says Dr

Penn Museum exhibit sheds light on war-torn cultures in Iraq and Syria | Penn Current

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04/27/2017 at 15:58. Facebook
We’ve got #Eagles on the brain today... could it be because it’s Draft Day in Philadelphia? This detail comes from object MS3922A—a reproduction of an oil lamp from Roman Italy, the original of which was discovered in the ruins of Pompeii or Herculaneum, preserved by volcanic ash from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE. The oil lamp would have hung from a candelabrum, a large candlestick....
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04/26/2017 at 16:55. Facebook
Can museums be instruments of social change? This past fall, the Penn Museum brought together more than two dozen internationally recognized experts from diverse backgrounds for a series of free programs, "The Public Classroom @ Penn Museum: Science and Race: History, Use and Abuse," an in-depth and powerful exploration about race, science, and social justice.

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When Museums Tackle Tough Topics—Race, Science & the Penn Museum

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Penn Museum
04/25/2017 at 18:01. Facebook
We're thrilled to announce that the Penn Museum is the newest member of the Science on Tap - Philadelphia family! Science on Tap is a monthly gathering in Philadelphia that features public discussion on engaging science topics. Held in a relaxed, bar setting on the second Monday of every month, Science on Tap features a brief, informal presentation by a scientist or other expert followed by...
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Were thrilled to announce that the Penn Museum is the newest member

Science on Tap | A Philadelphia Science Café

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04/24/2017 at 15:05. Facebook
Early-bird registration for our "Anthropologists in the Making" Summer Camp ends in just one week! Don't miss your chance to take advantage of discounted pricing for this unforgettable summer adventure for young explorers ages 7–13.
Earlybird registration for our Anthropologists in the Making Summer Camp ends in

"Anthropologists in the Making" Summer Camp | Early-Bird Registration Ends May 1

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04/23/2017 at 22:08. Facebook
Our photo studio has begun work with objects slated for a suite of Middle East-themed galleries at the Penn Museum, coming next year. Photographer Jen Chiappardi spent some extra time shooting object B7052, pictured here. She said this about it:

"Another photo studio favorite. This baby's footprint was found during Penn's Museum's Babylonian Expedition to Nippur in the 1900's. It is...
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04/22/2017 at 16:42. Facebook
Using public transportation is a great way to decrease your impact on the environment. It can also get you a discount on Penn Museum admission! Riders on NJ TRANSIT get $2 off when you show your commutation ticket, pass, or fare receipt at our admission desk. Click to find out more.
Using public transportation is a great way to decrease your impact on

Discounted Admission for Public Transportation Customers

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Happy 2,770th birthday to Rome! Mark the occasion with us during our family-friendly "Rome's Birthday" celebration tomorrow, Saturday, April 22 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm—featuring thrilling gladiator fights and interactive tactical demonstrations of Roman militia, tours in our Mediterranean galleries, Roman paper mosaic-making craft tables, talks and pop-up presentations on ancient Rome—and a...
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Happy 2770th birthday to Rome Mark the occasion with us during our

Celebration of Rome’s Birthday | Saturday, April 22

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The Philadelphia Science Festival is just a few days away! You can find Penn Museum programs as part of several Science Festival events, taking place here at the Museum, and at various locations around the city. #GetNerdyPHL
The Philadelphia Science Festival is just a few days away You can

Philadelphia Science Festival 2017

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We're sending our congratulations to the Museum of the American Revolution, a great new Philadelphia museum that opens to the public today. Celebrating in spirit, we're sure, is Dr. John Cotter (1911-1999), who served as Curator for American Historical Archaeology at the Penn Museum. Dr. Cotter was best known for his excavations for the National Park Service at Jamestown, Virginia, and...
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Today is the International Day For Monuments and Sites, or World Heritage Day, established by UNESCO in 1983 to celebrate the diversity of heritage throughout the world—including right here in America.

Pictured here is Poverty Point, a prehistoric earthen mound complex in Louisiana and the most recent addition in the U.S. to UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites. Visible in the photo is...
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Make tonight a lecture night. In this talk from our "Great Beasts of Legend" lecture series, Dr. Megan Kassabaum speaks about the Underwater Panther, a fascinating creature from indigenous American lore.
Make tonight a lecture night In this talk from our Great Beasts

Great Beasts of Legend: Underwater Panthers and Their Place in the Native American Cosmos

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The Wampum Trail research team has visited a variety of museums and indigenous communities over the past three years, with the goal of decolonizing wampum research and recovering Indigenous knowledges in museum collections. Read about their visit to the Tomaquag Museum in Exeter, RI, a museum whose staff are actively working toward a decolonizing museum methodology and practice.
The Wampum Trail research team has visited a variety of museums and

Decolonizing Museums: A Visit to the Tomaquag Museum

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A reminder to our visitors—the Museum is closed today for the Easter holiday. Plan your next visit: [ Bit.ly Link ]
A reminder to our visitorsthe Museum is closed today for the Easter
"Felix natalis dies!" Roughly translated, that is "happy birthday" in Latin—a great phrase to use at our royal celebration of Rome's Birthday on Saturday, April 22, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Felix natalis dies Roughly translated that is happy birthday in Latina great

Rome’s Birthday | A World Culture Day

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Our own Dr. Pat McGovern weighs in on the types of wine that were popular in and around Jerusalem, as evidenced by archaeological findings from the region.
Our own Dr Pat McGovern weighs in on the types of wine

Last Supper: What Wine was Served at Jesus and the Apostles final meal?

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We're just one week away from "Star Trek Night" at the Penn Museum! Next Wednesday evening, April 19, choose your own adventure and earn your Starfleet rank through mental and physical challenges in the Penn Museum's galleries. Enjoy a talk on Gilgamesh—and Star Trek—by Dr. Steve Tinney, and an out-of-this-world performance by The Roddenberries!
Were just one week away from Star Trek Night at the Penn

Star Trek Night at the Penn Museum

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Take a live look inside our newly reopened exhibition, "The Artifact Lab: Conservation in Action."
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This octopus lure, object 97-120-211 in our Oceanian collections, was collected in Fiji around 1840 by Titian Ramsay Peale II—artist, naturalist, and son of Charles Willson Peale. This and three more Penn Museum objects are on display in a new exhibition at the American Philosophical Society, "Curious Revolutionaries: The Peales of Philadelphia," which considers the Peale family’s role in...
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This octopus lure object 97120211 in our Oceanian collections was collected in
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