It’s time for a little rest and relaxation.

After more than 100 years educating and entertaining generations of guests, our beloved Sphinx will enjoy some well-deserved rest and relaxation. The Egypt (Sphinx) Gallery will be closing to the public after Sunday, July 8, to begin conservation of monumental objects in preparation for our new Ancient Egypt & Nubia Galleries. Make sure to visit him before he goes on break! Send him off in style by posting photos with the Sphinx on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter with the hashtag #sphinxtales and tag @pennmuseum! Be sure your make your post public, so we can share them here!

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Sad that the Sphinx is taking a siesta? So are we. Fortunately, we can suggest some solutions: