Penn Museum

Night at the (Penn) Museum

What it’s like to sleep over with mummies and more than 10,000 years’ worth of artifacts.

Gwyneth K. Shaw



In the News


Philadelphia Inquirer

Unlocking the mystery of a 2,000-year-old child mummy

The Penn Museum, in collaboration with CHOP, conducted a CT scan on an Egyptian child mummy with hopes of learning more about the ancient remains. “She looks like she's the size of a 2-year-old, but her skeletal development, the growth of her teeth and bones, is more like a 5-year-old,” the Museum’s Samantha Cox said. “Maybe a type of dwarfism.”

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WHYY (Philadelphia)

Penn Museum preserves a little bit of Egypt for display during renovation

The Penn Museum’s Jennifer Wegner and Julian Siggers spoke about the new, temporary exhibit, “Ancient Egypt: From Discovery to Display.” The display, designed to resemble an archeological lab, “was an opportunity for us to bring the public to see how a gallery unfolds,” said Siggers.

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