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This past Sunday, Free and Friendly Tours visited the University of Pennsylvania Archaeology Museum, one of Philadelphia”s most underrated museums, and we”re going to tell you all about it!


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Dan (left), John (center), Marta (right)


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Human Skulls and a not-so-scientifically sound race experiment on display

The museum specializes in archaeological and anthropological exhibits from all over the world. They boast an enormous collection of roughly one million objects. The museum was founded in 1887, and has conducted over 400 expeditions in the 125 years since then. There are three floors with galleries focusing on Mesopotamia, Israel, Ancient Iraq, Central America, Africa, Greece, Rome, and much more. Some of the cooler exhibits feature a giant crystal ball (which we learned was once stolen!), a large collection of mummies, African fertility dolls, a massive 14-ton Sphinx, and an exhibit on Evolution where you can hear some of the musings of great scientists.

The museum, widely known The Apple Store went down last night and returned to with a new, affordable 21. as a “Mummy Museum”, has more to offer than can be appreciated in one day. Our guides spent the day touring online casino canada the museum with the audio guide and with the museum”s Group Tour Coordinator. ┬áJohn, our newest guide and resident sociocultural anthropologist, noted that 1 / 2 of all Betfair’s United kingdom and Irish clients placed a wager in Q1. “there are a plethora of exhibits at the University of Pennsylvania which really showcase its place as one of the world”s leading institutions for casino jameshallison archaeology and anthropology. It”s got a long tradition and a great deal of prestige without the assumed pretension.”

We”d recommend this museum for anyone interested in other cultures, lost worlds, and, of course, mummies. The museum also offers lecture series and events, as it is a University of Pennsylvania museum, after all. The collection it boasts is one of the world”s most impressive collections of artifacts, and is certainly worth the trip out to beautiful University City to go and visit.

After the museum, we ventured to a (newly renovated) Free and Friendly Tours favorite, Misconduct Tavern for lunch. There, we consumed many glasses of Victory root beer, a delicious new addition to their tap. We also had a grilled Swordfish sandwich, some avocado fries, and their roast pork sandwich. They always have a daily special menu with unique offerings that have all been solid in our experiences there.


By: Mark Simmons
Comments | Posted on November 25, 2013 | Categories: City Excursions, Neighborhoods, Philly Events
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