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February 5, 2008

Greatest Heartbreaks of Ancient Times @ Penn Museum

Greatest Heartbreaks of Ancient Times

“Before there was Britney and K-Fed, Jennifer and Brad, or Whitney and Bobby, ancient romances caused scandal and heartbreak,” is the intro to an invitation to a Young Friends of Penn Museum Thursday that promises the “steamy” and “salacious details of some the most drama-filled break-ups in history.”

Hmm. “Salacious,” “scandal” and “steamy,” in the same sentence as “museum?” It must be Valentine’s Day again. And indeed it is, albeit one week early, at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology, during its third annual Valentine’s Day exploration of love in the ages of antiquity.

Starting at 6pm, Jennifer Wegner, a research scientist in the Egyptian section, will present “What Happens in Egypt, Stays in Egypt” and Dr. Jean MacIntosh Turfa, a research associate in the Mediterranean section, talks about “Lying Etruscan Gods and the Mortals who Love Them.” Or in my words, more reminders of why not to fall for a playa who looks and acts like Adonis.

The event is geared toward singles and couples from 21 to 45 and will be followed by mingling and a cash bar. Hey, it might even be therapeutic this V-Day to learn why it’s better to be unhappily unattached than humiliated by a public dumping by nothing less than a mythic god. Or K-Fed.

Young Friends of Penn Museum’s Greatest Heartbreaks of Ancient Times
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008 @ 6pm
$10 for non-members, $5 for Museum Members (includes one complimentary drink

UPenn Museum
3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 898-5093
www.museum.upenn.edu/heartbreaks

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