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Underground at the Penn Museum

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Starring Matt Gay and the Dancing Bear (aka Museum Object Number: 2012-25-87) Learn More: http://penn.museum/collections/object/455499

Conceived, shot, edited, and posted on July 25, 2014. www.penn.museum

FROM THE COLLECTION- This day in (object) history

Today (July 25, 2014) marks the 1699th anniversary of the dedication of the Arch of Constantine in Rome.  Below is a detail of the left side of the arch from the southern side which depicts Marcus Aurelius addressing Roman officials and soldiers.

The onyx gem (c. 18th century) shown below is based on the same scene. Museum Object Number: 29-128-153

Agreed, a zombie wing would be cool, but maybe not the “touch and feel” kind.  #letusknow