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At-Home Anthro LIVE

What Is a Cartouche?

Thursday, July 02, 2020 |
11:00AM - 11:30AM

This is a virtual event.
A cartouche


Virtual Event - Penn Museum


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Bring your natural curiosity and craftiness into FREE live learning sessions by Penn Museum educators, on Facebook! Join these 30-minute sessions—perfect for elementary to middle school kids—to dig deeper into world cultures, archaeology, or anthropology with demonstrations of hands-on projects you can try at home!

Ancient Egyptians wrote the name of pharaohs and other royal people in hieroglyphs inside an oval with a horizontal line at one end. This special way of writing the name is called a cartouche (pronounced "car-toosh"). Take a close look at a pharaoh’s cartouche on the great Sphinx in the Museum's Sphinx Gallery, then create your own version of a cartouche with your royal name on display for all to see!

This special presentation is part of the Wawa Welcome America 2020 Festival.

To access the live-stream with a Facebook account

  • Open Facebook and search for “Penn Museum.”
  • Click the “Like” button to like and follow Penn Museum on Facebook—the button is immediately beneath the main cover photo of the Sphinx Gallery.
  • At 10:55 am on the morning of the At-Home Anthro LIVE workshop, go to the Penn Museum’s Facebook page. The live-stream will begin at 11:00.
  • In the bottom left corner of the screen, a small pop-up box should have appeared that will say, “Penn Museum is now live” with an image of the live-stream. Click the box to watch the live-stream. You may comment and ask questions throughout the live-stream session.

To access the live-stream without a Facebook account

  • Unfortunately, Facebook does not allow the public to watch live-stream videos if the user does not have a Facebook account. But check out At-Home Anthropology for many other craft and activity ideas from our Museum team!

Free and Open to the Public

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