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"What in the World?" #3 (1952 circa)


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Film Id:F16-4002
Film Description:Film Print of CBS-broadcasted television program, filmed at WCAU TV Studios.
"What in the World was the Museum's popular weekly half-hour television program which was first seen in 1951 and which ran for 14 years." Froelich Rainey, moderator; Carleton Coon, Ralph Linton, and Alfred Kidder II, panelists.

Item #1
Iron bird (black feathered diver); represent deities; made in Siberia; hung on shaman (priest) robes; dates to the last cent (19th).;Tungus people of Siberia

Item#2
Bering Sea off St. Lawrence Island (Punuk Island); ivory carving of two (2) winged figures; beginning of Christian Era 100 AD; Ofik(?) culture

Item#3
Columbia (near the Magdalena River on the coast); lid of a pottery jar; found in a tomb; 12th-15th centuries; eyes suggests Americas;

Item#4
Arm band made of shell; Indonesia; late 19th or early 20th cent.;clam shell; Island of Nias occupied by pagan people famous for their sculptures and metal work

Item#5
Woman clay figurine; Brazil; Amazonian; Shindu River made about ten years ago-1940s;

Item#6
Ancient times; Palestine; Byzantine Era; 4th-6th cent AD; used as on a doorknob; found in Baysan, Palestine; famous for Egyptian deposit; Post-Roman
Video Category:Produced Film
Topics:Game shows, Archaeology, Artifacts, Artifact identification, Rainey, Froelich, Kidder. Alfred, Linton, Ralph, Penn Museum, University Museum
Tags: Archaeology | Artifact identification | Artifacts | Game shows | Kidder, Alfred | Linton, Ralph | Penn Museum | Rainey, Froelich | University Museum
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