Honor and learn about the rich cultural history of Syria and Iraq

Nimrud. Aleppo. Palmyra. Ebla. These ancient sites and many others in Iraq and Syria have found their way to the top of international news, as the destruction of cultural heritage becomes both a by-product and a tactic of ongoing war. A new exhibit called "Cultures in the Crossfire" opens today, and along with a showcase of artifacts, there are discussions, lectures, workshops and music.

Where: Penn Museum at 3600 South St. 19104

When: April 8, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

How much: $15 general admission