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Ancient Food & Flavor

Unwrap prehistoric leftovers and learn what ancient communities were growing, eating, and drinking.

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The Ram in the Thicket statue.

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Connect with vibrant cultures of the world, from the very first cities of the Middle East to the lives of Native American communities today.

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The Penn Museum is open to all.
3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19014
Open Tuesday through Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Upcoming Events

  • CultureFest! Día de los Muertos

    Join us for a full-day family festival featuring The Mexican Cultural Center’s enormous ofrenda installation by artist Ignacio Bernal.

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  • Lectures and Adult Classes

    Check out our lineup of opportunities to hear from cutting-edge scholars and groundbreaking researchers this fall.

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  • Upcoming Events

    Connect with science, culture, history, and more during one of these upcoming programs.

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In the News

Archaeologist doing field work.

On CNN: Archaeologists find 5,000-year-old tavern in Iraq

Led by Holly Pittman, Ph.D., recent work at the site of Lagash reconstructs the ancient environment of southern Iraq through remote sensing, geological coring, and excavation, leading to the groundbreaking discovery of a 5,000-year-old tavern. Read the full story at CNN.

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An exclusive magazine for Penn Museum Members to dig into the latest archaeological research, amazing artifacts, world culture, and Penn Museum news.