Egypt: A New Look at an Ancient Culture

This website offers an overview of the Penn Museum's excavations and takes visitors on a virtual tour through the Egyptian Galleries and Collections.

Find out about hieroglyphs, gods and goddesses, and funerary practices, as well as answers to questions like:

What are hieroglyphs? What was the role of a pharaoh? Who were the gods and goddesses the ancient egyptians worshipped? What was life like for the average Egyptian citizen? How did Egyptian civilization originate? What are modern archaeologists excavating? What's a uraeus? When was the Second Intermediate Period? What's in the Museum's Egyptian collections?

Visit the New Look at an Ancient Culture website.


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