University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology


Saturday 24 March 2018
11:00AM - 4:00PM
Penn Museum

Egypt Gallery

It's a celebration of all things Egyptian at this World Culture Day. The galleries come to life with a medley of activities to help visitors discover ancient Egypt, one of the world's oldest civilizations. Penn Museum’s beloved Sphinx—the largest in the Western Hemisphere, and subject of the book The Sphinx that Traveled to Philadelphia—is guest of honor, as the Egypt (Sphinx) Gallery closes to the public after July 8 for major gallery renovations. Come out and enjoy a Mummy Makers workshop, interactive belly-dancing, art-making, games, Egyptian hieroglyph lessons, and talks on Egyptian history and archaeology.

Free with Museum admission.


11:30 am Mummy Makers Workshop
12:30 pm Egyptian Hieroglyph Class
1:00 pm Report from Excavations at Abydos: Associate Curator Josef Wegner
1:30 pm Egyptian Storytime
2:30 pm Belly Dance Workshop with Habiba Studio
3:00 pm Egyptian Hieroglyph Class

Throughout the day:

Craft Station: Make a scarab necklace
Scavenger Hunt
Craft Station: Mask making

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