The Penn Museum in Philadelphia will remove two mummies and more than 100 historical artifacts from a long-awaited exhibit because of objections from Chinese officials.
The exhibit "Secrets of the Silk Road" was to open on Saturday at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
The main attraction was a nearly 4,000-year-old pristinely preserved mummy from far western China.
Museum spokeswoman Pam Kosty said Wednesday she cannot discuss details of the dispute. The exhibit already has been displayed at museums in Texas and California.
Kosty says several thousand tickets were pre-sold for the exhibit. The museum plans to put on a pared-down display with photos of the mummies and artifacts, along with multimedia exhibits.
Source: ABC News.com
I feel sorry for the staff and employees of the Penn's who for sure must have worked very hard to prepare a wonderful exhibition with lots of additional treasures in the form of lectures etc.
Such a pity that it has to be cancelled.
I saw most of the objects in 2008 in Mannheim (Germany) and was impressed.