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Penn Museum

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Address: 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone Number: 215-898-4000
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Description: If you want to find your mummy, or, for that matter, Buddha or shards of...
If you want to find your mummy, or, for that matter, Buddha or shards of old pottery, look for this museum in the heart of the University of Pennsylvania campus.
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Philadelphia's premier ancient arts museum

This museum offers a fantastic collection of ancient works, most notably expansive wings for ancient Greek, ancient Egyptian, East Asian and Islamic art.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This museum offers a fantastic collection of ancient works, most notably expansive wings for ancient Greek, ancient Egyptian, East Asian and Islamic art.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The Penn museum has one of if not the most prolific university collection of artifacts in the country. It's definitely worth a visit if in Philly. The collective of Egyptian artifacts is outstanding

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This is a unique place that most people probably don't make it to. It's a very accessible museum focused on the Univ Of Pennsylvania's archeological/anthropological collection. The highlights for most people are the Egyptian artifacts, which are some of the most impressive in the US. But be sure to investigate much more of the museum as there are a host... More 

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Flagler Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I visited with a group of photographers and there was so much to see. It's an archaeology and anthropology museum that is part of the University of Pennsylvania..The Egypt Gallery even has a huge Sphinx!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

With all the money Penn University has they should spend some of it on this wonderful establishment. Great collections but many housed very badly. Especially the Greek. Also clearly not adding much to the museum which makes it a one time visit when it should be so much more. That said...its worth visiting that once!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Learning that this is TripAdvisor rated #36 of 560 things to do in Philly, I thought it was a traditional art museum. True, there are statues and other mediums of art, but those are archeological artifacts, but the accompanying photo clearly indicates this is an anthropology-archeology museum. There’s one ancient skeleton almost six feet long. It has well-formed teeth suggesting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

this is one of the great archeological/anthropological museums in the world. From the dawn of civilization(Royal Tombs of Ur, in ancient Sumer and place the patriarch Abraham left), to old and new kingdom Egypt, Rome and Greece, the ancient Near East, Meso-America, South America, Africa and to South East Asia. As a 11 year old in the mid 1950s I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

It's honestly one of the worst museum I've visited. It's almost like a collection of the things that you would skip in metropolitan museum of art. It's poorly arranged in most parts as well. If you visit Philly, Barnes foundation and Philadelphia museum of art are much more impressive. If you're interested in Egyptian collections, I'm sure you'll be much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

If you like ancient artifacts and historical record, worth going here. A major focus on what is exotic and ancient. Awesomeness of time and culture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This museum got tons of collections. Spend almost 3 hours just to circling around and yet it seems to be not enough. I like the Egypt gallery where they put the sphinx and also the interactives tool media where you can access the information. Also for the excavation process and the mummies history. Very friendly staff that will explain to... More 

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