A homecoming special

Scholar-dancer Habiba will lead the Museum’s 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 Museum’s “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.


“WALK 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.

“AN 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.


Originally published on November 9, 2000