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Hijinks with the Sphinx: Celebrating 100 Years of Penn Museum's Sphinx in Philadelphia

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Hijinks with the Sphinx: Celebrating 100 Years of Penn Museum's Sphinx in Philadelphia

On Saturday, October 19, Penn Museum guests joined the museum's Egyptologists and staff to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Sphinx in Philadelphia! There were stories of the Sphinx, and an exclusive display of Egyptian kitsch, items from pop culture based on ancient Egyptian themes—all from the personal collections of the Curators of the Egyptian Section of the Museum.

Guests matched wits in a True/False game about ancient Egypt, raced through an Indiana Jones-style obstacle course, and enjoyed an ancient hairstyles demonstration. Penn Museum members receieved an exclusive behind-the-scenes Sphinx history tour in the Museum Archives, while everyone joined the Sphinx for a celebratory slice of cake. The Egyptomania afternoon was sponsored in part by the Archaeological Association of America. 

For more information, visit www.penn.museum/sphinx.

View to full set of images on Flickr.

Photos by Jillian Kaltman.

 

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