Written to have fun the centennial of the Sphinx's arrival in Philadelphia, The Sphinx That Traveled to Philadelphia tells the interesting tale of the great sphinx that may be a spotlight of the Penn Museum's Egyptian galleries and an iconic item for the Museum as a complete. The narrative covers the unique excavations and archaeological heritage of the Sphinx, the way it got here to Philadelphia, and the unforeseen ways that the Sphinx's tale intersects with the background of Philadelphia, the college of Pennsylvania, and the Museum earlier than global conflict I.
The publication gains plentiful illustrations—photographs, letters, newspaper tales, postcards, maps, and drawings—drawn principally from the vast fabrics within the Museum data. pictures of similar artifacts within the Penn Museum's Egyptian assortment and different items from the Egyptian, close to East, and Mediterranean Sections (many no longer on view and a few by no means ahead of published), in addition to items in museums within the usa, Europe, and Egypt, position the tale of the Penn Museum Sphinx in a much wider context. The writing type is casual and textual content is woven round the photographs that shape the spine of the narrative. The ebook is designed to be of curiosity to a large viewers of grownup readers yet obtainable and interesting to more youthful readers as well.