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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It’s LIT-erature at the Rosenbach!

It’s LIT-erature at the Rosenbach!

Exploring Philadelphia Museums
My visit to the Rosenbach was extremely satisfying to my inner literary nerd. This library and museum provided us with the opportunity to see rare items like a first edition of Don Quixote, the manuscript of Ulysses, a first edition of Phillis Wheatly’s poetry, a second folio of Shakespeare’s plays, and so much more. As the guide led us through the collection spaces, my smile grew larger and larger. The tour through the permanent collection was amazing and I enjoyed my time with our docent, Steve, in the permanent collection space! In addition to the tour of the collection, the Rosenbach has a special exhibition space for visitors to explore on their own. The exhibition we visited, Of Two Minds: Creative Couples in Art and History, highlights work that has been…
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