A homecoming special


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Scholar-dancer Habiba will lead the Museums Egyptian workshop for children Saturday morning, then perform traditional Middle Eastern dances including belly dances during the Ancient Egyptian Afternoon celebration.

Penn will be celebrating more than the annual return of her far-flung alumni on Saturday, Nov. 11. The University Museum will have a day-long homecoming of its own as well.

The artifacts that captivated more than half a million people across the United States during the Museums Searching for Ancient Egypt tour are back home, where they will be on display some of them for the first time at the Museum during An Ancient Egyptian Afternoon, which also features special guided tours, quizzes, crafts, a scavenger hunt and traditional Middle Eastern dances. A morning workshop for children ages 8 to 12, Walk Like an Egyptian, gets the young ones warmed up for the fun.

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square.gifWALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN: Saturday, Nov. 11, from 10 a.m. to noon at the University of Pennsylvania Museum, 33rd and Spruce streets. Materials fee $5. Pre-registration required: 215-898-4015.

square.gifAN ANCIENT EGYPTIAN AFTERNOON: Saturday, Nov. 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Museum. Admission $5, students/seniors $2.50, Museum members/children under 6/PennCard holders free.

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Originally published on November 9, 2000