Penn Museum makes deal for 'Troy gold'





A Philadelphia archaeology museum will indefinitely loan ancient jewelry known as "Troy gold" to Turkey in an arrangement that will allow the museum to host a future exhibit of artifacts related to King Midas, officials announced Tuesday.

The deal is part of what Penn Museum officials called a landmark agreement with the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism to work more collaboratively on field work and exhibitions over the next several years.

"It will lead to great opportunities - for Penn, for Philadelphia and for the wider archaeological community - to experience more of Turkey's rich cultural history and heritage in the future," museum director Julian Siggers said....



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