Great Lectures Series at the Penn Museum

What is a city? How do religion, politics, and environments effect the growth and development of cities? Throughout history some cities have thrived while others have perished. Join the Penn Museum on the first Wednesday evening of each month, October through June, for our popular "Great Lecture Series: Great Rise of the City". Explore what makes a city a city in diverse regions of the world, from Greece to Mexico to China to the Middle East and even your own backyard.


Admission

$10 General Admission
$5 Penn Museum Members Advance Ticket*
$10 At-the-door based on availability

Great Lecture Series 2017-18: Rise of the City is sold out!

Due to Harrison Auditorium renovations, this year’s Great Lectures series is presented in the smaller Rainey Auditorium.

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Rise of the City

“When on high the heavens were yet unnamed”: How the great god Marduk built the city of Babylon

January 3, 2018 - 6:00pm

The great Babylonian myth “When on high …”, often called the Babylonian Epic of Creation, traces the history of Babylon from the very beginning of time itself.

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Upcoming Lecture Dates

DateEventTime
Jan
03
SOLD OUT: “When on high the heavens were yet unnamed”: How the great god Marduk built the city of Babylon06:00PM - 07:00PM
Feb
07
SOLD OUT: India’s ‘City of Victory:’ Social Worlds and Survival in a Semi-arid Megalopolis 06:00PM - 07:00PM
Mar
07
SOLD OUT: The Forbidden City: Emperors, Ritual, Residence, and City06:00PM - 07:00PM
Apr
04
SOLD OUT: Rome, the Eternal City06:00PM - 07:00PM
May
02
SOLD OUT: City in the Islamic World: Theory, Plan, Law, and Use06:00PM - 07:00PM
Jun
06
SOLD OUT: Philadelphia: Colonial City to Modern Metropolis06:00PM - 07:00PM

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