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Penn Museum

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The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, commonly called Penn Museum, is an archaeology and anthropology museum.

Penn Museum’s collections fall into two main categories: archaeology, the artefacts recovered from the past by excavation, and ethnology, the objects and ideas collected from living peoples. More than 20 galleries feature objects from around the world and throughout the ages.

The Historical Objects of the Penn Museum include:

Further information about the Penn Museum is available via the following links:

Essential Facts:

  • Name:                   The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology – Penn Museum
  • City:                       Philadelphia
  • Country:               United States
  • Established:        1887
  • Type:                     Anthropology and Archaeology Museum
  • Locations:           3260 South Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States


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