Tracing ancient roots of Penn Museum's gold
By Tom Avril
Inquirer Staff Writer
The scientist had traveled from Germany to examine the ancient items
that lay before him on the University of Pennsylvania laboratory
table, and he was dazzled.
Earrings with cascades of golden leaves. Brooches adorned with tightly
coiled spirals. A necklace strung with hundreds of gold ringlets and
The jewelry bore a striking resemblance to objects from one of the
world's great collections - a controversial treasure unearthed long
ago from the fabled city of Troy.
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