A century with the Penn Museum’s Sphinx – Penn Current

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Penn Current: A century with the Penn Museum’s Sphinx – “It helped us begin the Egyptological program, both at the Museum and at the University itself, and established this as the center for Egyptology as it is today,” says David…

Natalie Letcher‘s insight:

A reminder that Egyptology is but a fledgling discipline…especially when we consider that the ability to decipher the ancient hieroglyphs or medw ntr only occurred in the 19th century.  That is a mere 200 years to backtrack and rediscover a culture that endured for 3,000 years!

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