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New forensic evidence gleaned from the remains of Pharaoh Senebkay—whose tomb and remains were discovered last year by Penn Museum researchers—indicates that the Egyptian ruler died in battle, viciously attacked by multiple assailants. Read more: http://bit.ly/senebkay
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A sneak peek into our newest exhibition, "Beneath the Surface: Life, Death, and Gold in Ancient Panama," opening at the Museum this Saturday. Find out what it's all about: http://bit.ly/beneaththesurface
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Congratulations to Dr. Brian Rose, who will receive the Archaeological Institute of America's Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Archaeological Achievement next year: http://bit.ly/brian-rose-award
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Today, on #GivingTuesday, give a child the gift of discovery. For as little as $33, you can enrich the education of one seventh grade public school student in Philadelphia by bringing ancient cultures to life through our innovative "Unpacking the Past" program—and help us reach our goal of 100 donors by midnight tonight: http://bit.ly/pm-giving-tuesday
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Meet the Queen's handmaiden. This past Monday, this newcomer to our "Iraq's Ancient Past" exhibition took the place of the headdress and jewelry of Queen Puabi, which was removed from display on the same day in preparation for an upcoming loan. Read about our staff's day of work on this object exchange: http://bit.ly/enter-handmaiden
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Get a head start on Halloween tomorrow night during "Paranormal Museum," with spooky "haunted tours" of the Museum, ghost stories from First Person Arts, close-up views of mummies, and more, with a cash bar available. The event kicks off tomorrow at 6:00 pm—get tickets: http://bit.ly/paranormal-museum
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Next week, Dr. Lucy Fowler Williams, American Section Associate Curator and Keeper, offers a special workshop (designed for teens through adults) that picks up on themes from the book "Orphan Train" (2013) by Christina Baker Kline, chosen by the Free Library of Philadelphia as its 2015 One Book, One Philadelphia selection. Join Dr. Williams on Wednesday, March 4 at 6:00 pm, for this behind-the-scenes Native American object exploration, discussion, and reflective personal writing program. Register today: http://bit.ly/1D3Foax
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Calling all high school educators! Next month, the Penn Museum is hosting a free Teacher Institute focused on Native American Peoples: Past and Present in collaboration with the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. Attendees work with field experts to develop pre- and post-museum lessons plans, and receive a stipend for their efforts—as well as free breakfast and lunch, and reduced-cost Museum admission for your school. Sign up now: http://bit.ly/1wefKfA
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Thanks so much for your kind reply, +Penn Museum ! That sounds truly awesome! Wampum is such an interesting topic. Glad you were able to get Native American teachers. Best success!
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Come and kick off the holidays at our "Peace around the World" celebration, this Saturday, December 6 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, and discover seasonal traditions from across the globe. The event is FREE for all visitors, and includes admission to our international galleries!
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New from Publisher DK, "History of the World in 1,000 Objects" offers a unique look at world history through human-made artifacts. More than 200 of the objects in this marvelous, full-color book are housed right here in the Penn Museum's international collections. Find out more: http://bit.ly/1000-objects
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It takes patience, care, and a very steady hand to work in conservation. This short video from our "In the Artifact Lab" exhibition shows an up-close view of paint consolidation on an ancient Egyptian shabti. More about this project: http://bit.ly/shabti-paint-consolidation
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A visit to the Penn Museum unearths the rich and fascinating story of humanity through innovative public programming; fun, interactive exhibitions; and art and objects from around the world and across time. What will you unearth when you visit? Get $2 off tickets NOW: http://bit.ly/unearth-at-pm
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The Penn Museum (the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology) is dedicated to the study and understanding of human history and diversity. Founded in 1887, the Museum has sent more than 300 archaeological and anthropological expeditions to all the inhabited continents of the world. With an active exhibition schedule and educational programming for children and adults, the Museum offers the public an opportunity to share in the ongoing discovery of humankind's collective heritage.

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