This Philadelphia museum hired Iraqi and Syrian refugees as tour guides for its Middle East gallery


At the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Moumena Saradar directs a group of visitors to a glass case containing an enormous gold headdress and beaded shirt — the burial garments of Queen Puabi, who died around 2550 BCE. They’re a highlight of the museum’s Middle East gallery, reopened in April after a $5 million renovation.

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  1. WHYYYYY is this not mainstream news!!! Everyone should know the positive contributions refugees make in our communities.

    A Syrian refugee just moved to our town and opened up a catering company. She caters to our church and other local parties…we love it!

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