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Museum Plans to Restore Ancient Egyptian Throne Room

 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:41 pm    Post subject: Museum Plans to Restore Ancient Egyptian Throne Room Reply with quote

"Museum Plans to Restore Ancient Egyptian Throne Room" (Popular Archaeology - Dan McLerran, 06.09.2014)
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"... Penn Museum (short for University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology) Director Julian Siggers has big plans ...

"What we are to embark upon is the most ambitious renovation this museum has ever seen," said Siggers, speaking of his vision to completely reinstall some of the museum's signature galleries. "And in our basement we have a New Kingdom palace, the palace of Merenptah, and central to our plans is to install the throne room of the palace, complete with the full columns."

The plan harkens back to an earlier time, when, in the early 20th century Penn Museum archaeologist Clarence Fisher conducted excavations at a site in ancient Memphis that contained clues of a royal structure. By 1915, he and his work team had uncovered the major elements of what he identified as the Palace of Merenptah. More than 50 tons of excavated material, consisting of massive architectural elements such as columns, a monumental gateway, lintels, and doorframes, eventually made their way back to the Penn Museum in 1924 ..."

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