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Penn Museum, Philadelphia

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology has a collection of almost 1 million objects from all over the world.

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology has a collection of almost 1 million objects from all over the world. It houses one of the largest collection of African artifacts in the United States, 15,000 ethnographic and 5,000 archaeological objects that offer a glimpse into the culture of the continent. Other highlights of the vast collection include clay tablets inscribed in Sumerian and Akkadian cuneiform in the Babylonian Section, Egyptian manuscripts in papyrus dating back to 1300 BCE, linen mummy wrappings, and Aegean Bronze Age artifacts.


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About Penn Museum

 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

 +1 215-898-4000

 www.penn.museum

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University City

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Schuylkill River Park

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Southwest Center City

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