Ahead Of Pope Visit, Penn Museum Spotlights Its Early Religious Texts

 

"An ancient clay tablet marked with cuneiform, a written language unique to ancient Mesopotamia, on display at Penn Museum" | Photo: Peter Crimmins, NewsWorks

“An ancient clay tablet marked with cuneiform, a written language unique to ancient Mesopotamia, on display at Penn Museum” | Photo: Peter Crimmins for NewsWorks

  • At Plan Philly, Philadelphia-based writer Thom Nickels urges Parks and Rec and the police to address concerns at the historic Strawberry Mansion—itself newly refreshened after a $2 million renovation—that tailgaters at events at the adjacent Dell Music Center have at times proven themselves insufferable, bringing litter (of all kinds) and tire tracks. Preempting any charge of NIMBYism, Nickels questions the economic sense of pouring so much money into two separate neighborhood landmarks, only to forgo any coordination that might have allowed for a harmonious win-win. At any rate, the Dell ought to consider a parking garage, and some additional restrooms.
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Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.

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