Walking in the Shadow of Vesuvius
A Pictorial Review: Andante Travels treats its guests to a distinctive exploration of the spectacular and opulent playgrounds of ancient Rome’s rich and famous.
The Roman Catacombs: The Labyrinthine City of the Dead
An Interview with Prof. Frank Korn
Seeing Rome with Darius Arya
You don't have to travel to Rome to see it.
A new exhibit explores aesthetics and scale In everyday objects of the past at the Penn Museum.
When Rome Burned
Through historical records and archaeology, author Anthony Barrett relates a detailed accounting of the Great Fire of Rome and how it profoundly changed the empire’s history.
The Herculaneum Papyri
What do the Herculaneum scrolls have to do with the decipherment of the iconic Rosetta Stone, key to unlocking Egyptian hieroglyphs? These authors explain.
Priceless artifacts from Africa tell a story of culture and colonialism.
Deciphering the Dead in the Royal Tombs of Macedon
A Tale of Forensics, Politics and Nationalism
Stela 14: Unlocking the Maya Script
A young woman from Russia made history at the ancient Maya site of Piedras Negras.
Becoming a Scribe
On Aspects of Education and Apprenticeship in Ancient Mesopotamia
A New Home for a Sphinx
The move of the massive Sphinx of Ramses II to its new home is one of many changes coming to the Penn Museum in the Fall of 2019.
The ancient Egyptian tomb of this queen easily rivals those of any of the great pharaohs — even that of her husband, Ramesses the Great.
The Siege of Masada
The history and the archaeology behind the famous Roman siege of the Jewish rebels at the mountaintop fortress of Masada.
Early Settlement of the Sahara
An archaeologist summarizes the major discoveries shedding light on a prehistoric human presence in the Sahara.
Hidden Majesty: The Lost Grave of Richard III
Writing for young readers, author Laura Scandiffio relates the detailed story about the remarkable burial discovery of King Richard III and what it says about the real king, beyond...
Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time
A new book and exhibition tell the story of medieval Saharan Africa and how it made history.
The Human Origins Field Seminar with Briana Pobiner
Explore human origins through this unique travel opportunity.
The Golden Rhinoceros
Remarkable burial finds testified to a powerful medieval kingdom in what is present-day South Africa.