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In February 2011, the Secrets of the Silk Road exhibition will be coming to the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
The exhibition will include several ancient and well preserved mummies, all excavated in the vast Tarim Basin desert of East Central Asia—a crossroads of the Silk Road. "Included in the exhibition are three exquisitely diverse mummies—a man, a woman popularly known as the “Beauty of Xiaohe,” and a child, dating back to 1800 BCE to 400 CE." Several artifacts found with these particular mummies will be on display as well.
In addition, there will be 150 artifacts on display including jewel-encrusted vessels, masks, jewelry, clothing, highly valued silk and other textiles, wooden and bone implements, and coins testify to the remarkable international trade that passed through the region.
The materials come from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Museum and the Xinjiang Institute of Archaeology in Urumqi in northwest China.
Individual tickets go on sale beginning Fall 2010.
Timed ticket prices (includes admission to Museum):
Senior (65+)/Military/Students (full-time with ID): $18.50
Children (6 to 17 years): $14.50
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