HatshUPSET Tradition.

HatshUPSET Tradition.

Exploring Philadelphia Museums
The Pennsylvania University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology is full of wonders to be discovered. With exhibitions showcasing objects from places like the Middle East, Asia, and North America, there is something for every museum visitor to find here. Capturing my interest on this trip though was the Egyptian galleries. I have been fascinated with Ancient Egypt since I was a child and couldn’t pass up the chance to look at artifacts I had previously only read about. [caption id="attachment_213" align="aligncenter" width="487"] A statue of Hatshepsut wearing the iconic pharaoh's beard.[/caption] Walking through the gallery, this object label immediately jumped out at me. “Lintel of Hatshepsut and Thutmosis III”. There have been so few women rulers of the ancient civilization that I recognized her name and it immediately captivated me.…
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Tunnel Escape: Can you DIG it?

Tunnel Escape: Can you DIG it?

Exploring Philadelphia Museums
As soon as I glanced at the map and saw the words “escape tunnel” I knew I had to see it. Even though it was a little far away and we only had twenty minutes, I dragged my group from class across the prison to see an actual prison break attempt. Located in cellblock 7 is an exhibit dedicated to the 1945 Tunnel Escape. [caption id="attachment_187" align="aligncenter" width="472"] The tunnel exhibit has two rooms and wall hanging labels in cellblock 7.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_184" align="alignleft" width="225"] In cell 68 the entrance to the tunnel that twelve inmates of Eastern State Penitentiary escaped out of.[/caption] In 1945, twelve inmates of Eastern State Penitentiary escaped through a tunnel they had dug through a cell wall, down twelve feet, across the yard, under the…
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