The Hidden Gems of the Penn Museum's Egyptian Collection

Penn Museum, home to one of the finest collections of ancient Egyptian and Nubian artifacts in the United States, has more than 42,000 objects in its Egyptian Section.


At any given time, roughly 1,500 to 2,000 objects in the Egyptian collection are on display while the rest line shelves and drawers in the basement of the Museum's original building, which dates to 1899. In this slideshow, Jennifer Wegner, associate curator of the Museum's Egyptian collection, provides a behind-the-scenes peek at some of the collection in storage. 

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Photos by Steve Minicola