This 115-year-old museum keeps on acquiring new collections to keep the avid archaeology or anthropology fan on his toes. The ... More
This 115-year-old museum keeps on acquiring new collections to keep the avid archaeology or anthropology fan on his toes. The upcoming collection of photographs is "Antoin Sevruguin and the Persian Image." Photography enthusiasts can view images of Iran at the turn of the 20th century-taken by Antoin Sevruguin, one of Iran's most renowned early photographers. The exhibition includes 35 black-and-white photographs made from original glass-plate negatives and vintage prints.
We had wanted to visit but the sheer cheek of the parking demand put paid to that. There is no conceivable reason that a two-hour visit should cost the same as all-day parking.With area congestion, there are no other options.
The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology is a treasure trove of ancient cultures. Whether you wish to know more about Egypt, ancient Africans, pre-Columbian Native Americans, early Greeks and Romans, ancient Hindus, Buddhists Muslims, Mesopotamians or Chinese, come here. The doors to this museum open up the daily world of lives, rich and poor, lived long ago. Because many of the artifacts were discovered and brought back before there was a freeze on selling national treasures, we have, housed in this world class Philadelphia university museum, a cultural smorgasborg of priceless art, architecture, textiles, ceramics and folklore.
You can not beat the admission price: donations welcome. Many of the people who staff the museum are retired volunteer professors, archaeological students, or history buffs. The museum is open to school tours and college tours and you can see and learn as much in one afternoon with one of the museum's experts as you could in a dozen Sundays at the library.
The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology is the History Channel in real time. Go, explore, discover � enjoy!
While many sections of the museum lack the pizzazz of bigger institutions like the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Penn Museum is a real treasure trove of knowledge and amazing artifacts - over 1 million of them (though most not on display). Give yourself plenty of time to wonder the galleries and the truly unique giftshop.
I spent 4 years at Penn as an undergrad and loved visiting the museum every now and then. The Buddhist, Egyptian and Med. galleries are particularly impressive.
Definitely a MUST SEE!!!
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