Online Collections

Welcome to the Penn Museum online collections—here you can explore collections information, images, archival films, and more. These digital resources include cultural items and historical records that may be culturally sensitive. Some records document human remains; others may contain names, images, and recordings of deceased individuals. Records may include information or language that is outdated, offensive, or incorrect. These records are based on past collecting practices and interpretations, which may not reflect the current views of the Penn Museum.

We are constantly updating our records and encourage and welcome members of descendant communities, scholars, and others to contact us with feedback, questions, or concerns.

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the ram in the thicket

Ram in the Thicket

the granite sphinx of ramses ii

Granite Sphinx of Rameses II

queen puabi's headdress

Queen Puabi's Headdress

the puteoli marble block

Puteoli Marble Block

Browse the Collection Geographically

Use our Object Location Map to browse our online collections geographically. There are over 1,100 geocoded placenames on this map, which are clustered at higher browsing levels, and provide access to more than 92% of our objects. Zoom in and click on individual map markers to view objects associated with that specific location.

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Lecture Series

cristoforo buondelmonti map of constantinople

Great Adventures Along the Silk Road

ferdinand magellan's ship drawing

Great Voyages Lecture Series

painting of holy grail

Great Riddles in Archaeology

king midas's golden touch

Great Myths & Legends

the trojan war by evan mantyk

Great Battles Lecture Series

the great sphinx and the pyramids of giza

Great Wonders Lecture Series

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Archival Films

screen grab from circumnavigation #2 1950

Arthur and Kate Tode Collection

screen grab from gripsholm cruise 1940 #1

Mrs J. Shipley Dixon Collection

screen grab from east africa 1961 reel 16 of 46

Watson Kintner Collection

screen grab from tikal project 1957

Tikal Expedition Footage

screen grab from peru 1950 reel 6 of 9

Machu Picchu and Peru

screen grab from what in the world 2 ca 1952

What in the World!

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Write Your Name in Cuneiform

Write Your Name in Cuneiform

Write your name in Hieroglyphs

Write your name in Hieroglyphs