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University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

  • 33rd and Spruce Sts. Map It
  • University City

Published 02/01/2016

Fodor's Review

Rare treasures from the deepest jungles and ancient tombs make this one of the finest archaeological and anthropological museums in the world. The collection of about 1 million objects includes the world's third-largest sphinx from Egypt, a crystal ball once owned by China's Dowager Empress, some of the world's oldest writing—Sumerian cuneiform clay tablets—and the 4,500-year-old golden jewels from the royal tombs at the ancient site of Ur (in modern-day Iraq). The museum's Worlds Intertwined galleries presents its Greek, Roman, and Etruscan collections. Children run to see the Egyptian mummies and to exhibits such as "Imagine Africa."

Sight Information

Address:

33rd and Spruce Sts., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104, USA

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Phone:

215-898–4000

Website: www.penn.museum

Sight Details:

  • $15
  • Tues.–Sun. 10–5, 1st Wed. of each month 10–8

Published 02/01/2016

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