Egyptomania! At the Penn Museum

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 11:00am - 4:00pm
Penn Museum 3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

It's a celebration of all things Egyptian at this World Culture Day. The galleries come to life with a medley of activities to help visitors discover ancient Egypt, one of the world's oldest civilizations. Guests enjoy an Mummy Makers workshop, interactive belly-dancing, hands-on crafts and games, Egyptian hieroglyph lessons, and talks on Egyptian history and archaeology. Egyptologists Josef Wegner and Jennifer Houser Wegner tell stories from their new book, The Sphinx That Traveled to Philadelphia: The Story of the Colossal Sphinx in the Penn Museum. The American Research Center in Egypt, Pennsylvania Chapter, joins in the celebration by waiving admission to its Annual Korsyn Lecture featuring Andrew Oliver, art historian and former director of the Museum Program at the National Endowment for the Arts, as he presents “American Travellers on the Nile: Early US Visitors in Egypt, 1774-1839.” Guided thematic tours of the Museum's Egyptian galleries, a special “Unearthed in the Archives” talk with Senior Archivist Alex Pezzati, and a chance to watch live mummy conservation in the In the Artifact Lab: Conserving Egyptian Mummies exhibition, round out the day.

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