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The Penn Museum

Updated on October 17, 2019
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Alex has his A.A.T. with a major in Spanish, and he is working towards his B.S. with a major in art education.

Penn Museum

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology is a part of the University of Pennsylvania. I once took a non-credit Egyptology course offered by the university (a small certification program offered with the help of a third-party platform). Since that course, I have desired to visit the University of Pennsylvania's museum. As a student of Towson University, I have fortunately been reminded of the museum. I highly recommend visiting the museum. It is so alive!

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Parking

This may be concerning after a long drive, but it is reasonable. There are paid garages in the area. Since admissions could honestly be more, the price of parking isn't hurtful. Additionally, on my first walk to the museum; I had the chance to pass a relief that was in the public view (I do not believe it has any relation to the Penn Museum). Walking around Philadelphia is always a treat. I also enjoyed this when I visited the Mütter Museum (in the same city) some years ago. The architecture up in that great city of PA is amazing. I remember a gentleman taking a photograph of a building being assembled (numerous pieces were waiting to be one with the grander structure). The denizens near the Penn Museum appear to be of cultures from all over the world. It is a very cosmopolitan locale. I completely love it.

Color

Not only is Philadelphia filled with colors, but so are the artifacts in the museum. Much of the ancient world was painted (something that is too often forgotten). Some of the collection still retains this beauty. I won't go into too much detail; let it be a surprise.

The Stuff of Archaeology: An Introduction

Closing

Some of the museum is currently closed. I missed out on some of my favorite pieces, but, this also gives me reason to visit again soon. There are three floors of gorgeous pieces, but please note that some of the museum is closed until late mid-November. A link concerning this is thus provided below.

© 2019 Alexander James Guckenberger

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    • Guckenberger profile imageAUTHOR

      Alexander James Guckenberger 

      6 months ago from Maryland, United States of America

      Asad Dillz Khan,

      That's awesome. Maybe you'll visit PA someday soon.

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      Asad Dillz Khan 

      7 months ago from United Kingdom

      No, Now I am not in United states..... But in couple of weeks I'll back to united states.

    • Guckenberger profile imageAUTHOR

      Alexander James Guckenberger 

      7 months ago from Maryland, United States of America

      Asad Dillz Khan,

      If you're in the states, then stop by!

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      Alexander James Guckenberger 

      7 months ago from Maryland, United States of America

      Laura A Guckenberger,

      I'll take you.

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      Asad Dillz Khan 

      7 months ago from United Kingdom

      Very Beautifully written Alexander. I try to visit after reading your interesting article. Excellent Job.

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      Laura A Guckenberger 

      7 months ago

      Informative-always enjoy reading your articles.

      Makes me wish I could get up there soon.

    • Guckenberger profile imageAUTHOR

      Alexander James Guckenberger 

      7 months ago from Maryland, United States of America

      Abitha,

      I am looking forward to going!

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      Abitha 

      7 months ago from Chennai, Tamilnadu

      Alexander,

      That Egyptology course sounds very intriguing, especially since it has inspired this lovely visit. Looking forward to read about what is in store post the dramatic reconfiguration.

    • Guckenberger profile imageAUTHOR

      Alexander James Guckenberger 

      7 months ago from Maryland, United States of America

      Mary Norton,

      It's awesome. Just remember that they're closed on Mondays. I hope you have a great time if you go!

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      Mary Norton 

      7 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      Next time I am in Philadelphia I will try to visit. This looks very interesting.

    • Guckenberger profile imageAUTHOR

      Alexander James Guckenberger 

      7 months ago from Maryland, United States of America

      Eric Dierker,

      I think you'd love Philly. The Philly cheesesteak can be amazing as well. You'd love the museum, I'm sure.

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      Eric Dierker 

      7 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Cool, I have been through but never spent time in Philly. This nice concise piece makes me want to go. Plus I love that stuff.

    • Guckenberger profile imageAUTHOR

      Alexander James Guckenberger 

      7 months ago from Maryland, United States of America

      Cheryl E Preston,

      Will he be back soon? Also, they're closed on Mondays and certain holidays.

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      Cheryl E Preston 

      7 months ago from Roanoke

      Great story. I wish I had read this before my son was in the area on Monday.

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