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.

Nefertari’s Tomb

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.

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...

The Golden Rhinoceros

Remarkable burial finds testified to a powerful medieval kingdom in what is present-day South Africa.