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    Magic in the Ancient World

    Penn Museum

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    Saturday April 16th 2016 to Sunday April 30th 2017

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      10am to 5pm

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      10am to 5pm

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      10am to 5pm

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      10am to 5pm

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      10am to 5pm

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      10am to 5pm

    Protective amulets, incantation bowls, curse tablets, powerful rings, magical stones, and anatomical votives—these objects and more, once used by ancient peoples seeking to fulfill desires through supernatural means, are featured in Magic in the Ancient World.

    Deeply entwined with science and religion, magic was a real and everyday part of life for many ancient peoples around the world. Ancient magic addressed many of the dreams, hopes, and passions humans grapple with today: desire for health and wellbeing, protection from evil—even revenge. Magic in the Ancient World takes a survey approach, featuring 81 artifacts from the Penn Museum’s collections. The exhibition explores some of the magical objects, words, and rituals used in ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, and Rome.
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    $10 - $15

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