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The Penn Museum: Study Ancient History Just Miles From Your Rittenhouse Claridge Apartment

April 17, 2014

Spend some time at the the Penn Museum of Anthropology and Archeology and learn a bit about the ancient world. The museum, located on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, is just a short trip from Rittenhouse Claridge.

Get a glance of some of the artifacts in the long-term collection that have never before been on display. Check out the statues of gods, goddesses and royalty. Examine the golden jewelry and personal items from ancient nobility. The museum hosts other long-term exhibitions such as galleries on ancient Iraq, Japan, Africa, and China. Visit the interactive display “Human Evolution: The First 200 Million Years.” Visitors can view and touch more than 100 casts of fossil bones from primate and human evolutionary records.

Adults must pay $15 for admission to the museum. The museum charges $13 for seniors and $10 for children ages 6 to 17 as well as full-time students with an ID. Children 5 and under along with active U.S. military personnel receive free admission.

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 898-4000

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