Twenty-four scholars compare and contrast two of the
greatest tomb-building civilizations in the symposium, “Life
and Death in Ancient China and Ancient Egypt,” on March 18 from
1 to 6 p.m. and on March 19 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Penn Museum. Speakers
will investigate issues such as why the Egyptian pharaohs placed sphinxes
near their temples and why the Chinese emperors lined the approaches
to their tombs with monumental mythological creatures. For information,
call 215-898-4890 or go to www.museum.upenn.edu.
$100 for non-members; $75 for members.
Originally published on March 17, 2005