Events

Up Late with the Sphinx

Penn Museum 3260 South St, Philadelphia, PA

Calling all kids and families! Have you ever wanted to explore the museum galleries after dark? Join us during Up Late with the Sphinx for an evening filled with games and gallery activities. Drop into a hands-on workshop and make something special to take home, then finish your evening with a flashlight tour through the […]

Great Lecture: North American Mounds as World Heritage

Penn Museum 3260 South St, Philadelphia, PA

A millennium ago, Native people constructed over 120 earthen mounds at the site of Cahokia, a World Heritage site in Illinois. Built entirely by hand, the largest of these constructions towered 100 feet over a city that was more densely populated than the contemporary medieval city of London. Over two thousand years before Cahokia‚Äôs construction, […]

Great Lecture: Marshland of Cities: Lagash and its Neighbors ca. 2500 BCE

Penn Museum 3260 South St, Philadelphia, PA

The earliest cities in the world arose in a dynamic wetland environment at the intersection of the Tigris-Euphrates delta and the shore of the Persian Gulf during the 4th- and 3rd-millennia BCE. Recent work at the site of Lagash, led by the Penn Museum, in collaboration with the University of Pisa and Cambridge University, focuses […]

Great Lecture: Saving the Archaeology and Monuments of Lower Nubia

Penn Museum 3260 South St, Philadelphia, PA

Beginning in 1902, the archaeological sites and monuments of Lower Nubia were increasingly threatened by the construction of the series of dams on the Nile River at Aswan. By the early 1960s, the ancient land of Lower Nubia had vanished forever beneath the waters of Lake Nasser. Through international efforts, some of the cultural heritage […]