UPenn paper praises museum for last-minute exhibit changes

    The University of Pennsylvania’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology was caught off guard last week when Chinese officials prohibited the museum from using certain artifacts in its “Secrets of the Silk Road” exhibit. The Daily Pennsylvanian is commending the museum’s efforts to salvage the highly publicized display.

    No longer will a 4,000-year-old perfectly preserved Chinese mummy be on display, but the Penn museum does have photos and replicas of the artifacts, which the staff made just in time for the exhibit’s opening.

    An Associated Press report says Philadelphia was not a planned stop for the artifacts, which have already appeared in California and Texas.

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