Friday, November 16, 2012

Mummies and More Day Trip

Philadelphia has some of the best museums in the world and with the temperature getting cooler, my ghost hunting friends and I changed our routine. Instead of hiking through cemeteries or visiting haunted buildings, we do museums. This week we had the pleasure of visiting  The Universtiy of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

We began with the North American Gallery where we learned about the key cutural aspects of the four Tribal groups of the American Southwest. After going through the equally educational African Gallery, we found ourselves at the Human Evolution Exhibit.


                      We were there for a few hours and now feeling a little tired

                                                        Jean channeling Joseph Leidy

                                               We have fun, no matter where we are.

We were hungry and stopped at the Pepper Mill Cafe, which is located on the 2nd floor of the museum, and ordered the best pumpkin soup ever!!!

After lunch, we continued our tour of this amazing internationally renowned educational and research institution until we arrived at the Egyptian Gallery. They had a model of an Egyptian temple.


               I took these pictures through one of the windows of the scale model.

We happened upon a new research area inside the museum called the Artifact Lab.
This lab is located on the third floor and while there, we spoke with Molly Gleeson. She is the Project Coordinator for the Artifact Lab and explained to us what she and the others did in the lab. The Conservation Team studies, cleans and mends the Egyptian artifacts that the museum houses, including some mummifed bodies. Molly Gleeson, give us her undivided attention and answered all our questions. Please make sure that you stop and say hello when you visit the museum.


Check out the link below to find out more about the Artifact Lab

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