Penn Museum Lecture Series Returns

Author: Emilie C. K. LaRosa

Every year the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology hosts a thematic lecture series open to the public. This isn’t the first time I’ve touted this fantastic program. As you may remember from my previous posts here and here, last year the theme was “Great Voyages,” and the year before Penn Professors discussed topics on the theme of “Great Battles.” Well this year I’m even more excited about the chosen theme: Great Wonders of the World. Who doesn’t love learning about these mysterious and ancient wonders constructed many millennia ago?

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On the first Wednesday of every month–from October 2014 to June 2015–a Penn Professor or visiting scholar will discuss a wonder of the world in about an hour’s time. Some topics that I’m particularly interested in learning about include:

The Great Pyramids of Giza (October 1st with David Silverman, Ph.D., Curator-in-Charge, Egyptian Section)

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Monumental Geoglyphs of Amazonia (December 3rd with Clark L. Erickson, Ph.D., Curator-In-Charge, American Section)

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The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus and its Successors (May 6th with C. Brian Rose, Ph.D., Curator-in-Charge, Mediterranean Section)

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The Great Walls of China (June 3rd with Ph.D., Assistant Curator, Asian Section)

The Quaker sits atop the Great Wall of China during one of his adventures on a Penn Alumni Travel trip.

The Quaker sits atop the Great Wall of China during one of his adventures on a Penn Alumni Travel trip.

Of course, there are many more fascinating topics for you to explore. To learn more about the lecture series or to sign up for one or more lecture, click here. Hope to see you at the Penn Museum this year!

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