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Penn Museum and The Franklin Institute: Discounted Double Ticket, and an Extended Egyptian Experience, During Run of Cleopatra: Search for the Last Queen of Egypt
May 25, 2010, Volume 56, No. 34

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology has joined with the Franklin Institute to offer an unparalleled ancient Egyptian experience—at a double ticket discount price even a pharaoh like Cleopatra would appreciate!

From June 5, 2010 through January 2, 2011, The Franklin Institute hosts a major new exhibition from Egypt, Cleopatra: Search for the Last Queen of Egypt.

Penn Museum, world renowned for its Egyptian archaeological expeditions and research, boasts ancient Egyptian galleries and artifacts representing 5,000 years of history. Penn Museum visitors can stand before the world’s third largest sphinx dating to the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II (ca. 1279-1213 BC) and walk amongst monumental architectural elements from the Palace of his son the Pharaoh Merenptah (ca. 1213-1203 BC). Two popular exhibitions delve deeper: The Egyptian Mummy: Secrets and Science, explores mummification, while Amarna, Ancient Egypt’s Place in the Sun, tells the story of the short-lived royal city that was Pharaoh Tutankhamun’s childhood home.

During the Cleopatra exhibition, the Penn Museum offers a self-guided tour, Land of the Pharaohs—in print and as a downloadable podcast—exploring the long tradition of pharaonic rule that ended, forever, with the suicide of Cleopatra in 30 BC.

For discounted double tickets call 1-877-TFI-TIXS or purchase on site at the Franklin Institute. For more information visit www.fi.edu/cleopatra/penn.html or www.penn.museum


Almanac - May 25, 2010, Volume 56, No. 34