Events

Great Monuments Lecture Series: THE LASTING LEGACIES OF MESOPOTAMIA Ideas, Monuments, Images

Penn Museum 3260 South St., Philadelphia, PA

Many of the fundamental cultural features of modern western societies have their origins in the civilizations of Mesopotamia, which flourished from 3000 to 323 BCE in the land between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, now modern Iraq. This exploration will highlight aspects of this lasting legacy, with special reference to the collections on display in the […]

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“Deep Dig: How to Read Maya Hieroglyphs A Beginner’s Guide”

Penn Museum 3260 South St., Philadelphia, PA

How to Read Maya Hieroglyphs A Beginner’s Guide Four Tuesdays: March 9, 16, 23 and 30 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm With Dr. Simon Martin This four-part, online course will explain the fundamentals of how ancient Maya glyphs work and how they were first deciphered. Maya script was in use from at least 300 BCE […]

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“Deep Dig: How to Read Maya Hieroglyphs A Beginner’s Guide”

Penn Museum 3260 South St., Philadelphia, PA

How to Read Maya Hieroglyphs A Beginner’s Guide Four Tuesdays: March 9, 16, 23 and 30 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm With Dr. Simon Martin This four-part, online course will explain the fundamentals of how ancient Maya glyphs work and how they were first deciphered. Maya script was in use from at least 300 BCE […]

Recurring

“Deep Dig: How to Read Maya Hieroglyphs A Beginner’s Guide”

Penn Museum 3260 South St., Philadelphia, PA

How to Read Maya Hieroglyphs A Beginner’s Guide Four Tuesdays: March 9, 16, 23 and 30 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm With Dr. Simon Martin This four-part, online course will explain the fundamentals of how ancient Maya glyphs work and how they were first deciphered. Maya script was in use from at least 300 BCE […]

Recurring

“Deep Dig: How to Read Maya Hieroglyphs A Beginner’s Guide”

Penn Museum 3260 South St., Philadelphia, PA

How to Read Maya Hieroglyphs A Beginner’s Guide Four Tuesdays: March 9, 16, 23 and 30 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm With Dr. Simon Martin This four-part, online course will explain the fundamentals of how ancient Maya glyphs work and how they were first deciphered. Maya script was in use from at least 300 BCE […]

Great Lecture: World Heritage in South Africa’s Cradle of Humankind

Penn Museum 3260 South St., Philadelphia, PA

South Africa's Cradle of Humankind has long been a hotbed of discovery for human ancestor fossils. Just 45 minutes north of Johannesburg, this protected region must balance multiple interests in research, development, and human rights. This talk will discuss on-going research and the efforts to continue to educate and engage the public, while emphasizing the […]

Stolen Legacy: A Conversation with the Artist and Curator

Adult Events In partnership with internationally-renowned artist, composer, and educator Hannibal Lokumbe, the Penn Museum presents Stolen Legacy, a libretto and musical commentary on the removal of art from the African continent. This provocative piece responds to how, in Lokumbe’s own words, “the exchange of money for art created expressly for the spiritual maintenance of […]