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The Penn Museum collections are the result of more than 400 archaeological and anthropological expeditions conducted around the world since it foundation in 1887. It includes materials from Egypt, Mesopotamia, Canaan and Israel, Mesoamerica, Asia and ancient Mediterranean, as well as artifacts from natives of the Americas and Africa.
 
As regard the Middle East, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology began the field work in the late 19th century, with the archaeological excavations at Nippur. About 35,000 cuneiform tablets derived from these early Nippur excavations; today it includes nearly 90,000 artifacts coming from three main storage areas: Mesopotamia, Syria-Palestine or the Levant and Iran.
 
Moreover the Mesopotamia storeroom holds smaller collections from other parts of the Middle East, omong them, a group of south Arabian artifacts from Yemen.

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