Destination Ancient Egypt

by  Penn Museum

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Take a closer look at the impact of pharaohs on
ancient Egyptian society. Using the Penn Museum’s vast collection of Egyptian
artifacts, participants will learn about the role of the pharaoh as a political,
spiritual, and military leader while deciphering hieroglyphs and examining artifacts
connected to ancient Egyptian royalty. 

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About This Program


By Request: $150.00


45-60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Adult Learners

Minimum participants:


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Primary Disciplines

Art, Culture, Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Please notify the Assistant Director of Virtual Programs (virtualprograms@pennmuseum.org) of any alterations or cancellations at least two weeks in advance.

Cancellations made two weeks or more in advance will receive a full refund of the deposit. Please contact the Assistant Director of Virtual Programs if you need to change the date or time of your program.

No contact and/or multiple late cancellations may result in a school’s inability to book future visit

About This Provider

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Penn Museum

Philadelphia, PA
United States

Open to all, the Museum is home to remarkable objects
and powerful stories that emerge from its excavations and research
across the world.

Connect with the cultures of Africa, Asia, the Americas, and the
Mediterranean, from the very first cities of the Middle East to the
pharaohs of ancient Egypt; from early Mexico to the lives of Native
American communities today.

Experience the richness of the ancient past, gain an understanding of
our shared humanity, and find your own place in the arc of human

Kevin D. Impellizeri

Program Details


Introduction to the Penn Museum
Overview of Ancient Egypt
The Role of the Pharaoh
Royal Regalia
Royal Hieroglyphs: Cartouches


Big Question: What can we learn about ancient Egyptian rulers by studying their artifacts?


By the end of this lesson, students should be able to…
• Decipher various artifacts and draw inferences about the relationship of the pharaoh to ancient Egyptian culture and society.
• Interpret artifacts and cite visual evidence to draw conclusions about the role of pharaohs in ancient Egyptian society.