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Special "Secrets of the Silk Road" Offer

December 14, 2010, Volume 57, No. 15

Silk Road

An exclusive holiday offer from the Penn Museum to all Penn faculty and staff!

Now through December 24, you can buy up to five tickets to Secrets of the Silk Road at the low Penn rate of just $12.50 per ticket (a $10 savings per adult ticket).

Just bring your PennCard to any admission desk at the Museum, 3260 South Street across from Franklin Field, during regular museum hours, and select the time and date of your choice.

Secrets of the Silk Road, a landmark exhibition that tells a tale of long forgotten cultures along the world’s most legendary trading route, has its East Coast exclusive showing at the Penn Museum, February 5 through June 5, 2011. You’ll view amazingly preserved mummies, ancient gold jewelry and coins, figurines, clothing, tools and more.

“Secrets” began its U.S. tour at the Bowers Museum (March 27 to July 25) before traveling to the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences, where it is on view through January 2, 2011.

This may be your only chance to see these rare treasures before they return to China—perhaps forever. Details: www.penn.museum/silkroad



Penn faculty and staff who take a walk to the Penn Museum this month, before Christmas can stuff tickets in stockings and save $10 on each timed ticket (up to five) to see the East Coast’s only showing of Secrets of the Silk Road when these embroidered boots, ca 2nd-3rd century AD, come to town. These boots from China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Museum, along with numerous other rare treasures will be in Philadelphia for only four months. Delight your family and friends: let them in on the Secret. “This traveling exhibition of materials from halfway around the world is opening new doors—providing visitors with an unparalleled opportunity to come face to face, literally, with life in East Central Asia, both before and after the formation of the fabled Silk Routes,” noted Victor Mair, University of Pennsylvania scholar, and curatorial consultant and catalog editor for the exhibition. 

Almanac - December 14, 2010, Volume 57, No. 15