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Dig into International Archaeology Day at the Penn Museum! Bring the whole family to explore the Museum galleries, talk to archaeologists, come face-to-face with an ancient mummy at an interactive station, and run through an obstacle course worthy of an Indiana Jones! Enjoy talks on archaeology and a "What in the World" game show. Crafty kids and families can decorate their own tomb walls at an art station.
Cosponsored by the Philadelphia Society of the Archaeological Institute of America.
Samson in Stone: New Discoveries in the Ancient Synagogue at Huqoq in Israel’s Galilee
Sponsored by Co-sponsored with the University of Pennsylvania Departments of Anthropology, Art History, Classical Studies, Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, and Religious Studies and Program in Jewish Studies
Professor Magness’ excavations in the ancient village of Huqoq in Israel's Galilee have brought to light the remains of a monumental Late Roman (fifth century) synagogue building that is paved with stunning and unique mosaics, including depictions of the biblical hero Samson. In this slide-illustrated lecture, she describes exciting discoveries made through 2014.