University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Something’s Fishy in the Palace of Merneptah: Graffiti in Ancient Egypt

By: Jennifer Houser Wegner

Visitors to our Lower Egyptian gallery are struck by the colossal scale of the architecture on display there.  Towering columns, massive doorways and an enormous gateway entrance – all of which speak to the power of the Egyptian pharaoh.  One is impressed when looking at this monumental architecture, but very detached. There’s a reason for […]

Native Life in the Philippines (1913), or, Another missing film found in the Archives.

By: Kate Pourshariati

Thanks to our digitized and streamed film collections on the Internet Archive, Dr. Mark Rice, a researcher who teaches at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York, found a rare 1913 film of which the Museum likely has the last remaining elements (i.e. portions).  To quote Dr. Rice: “… Titled,  Native Life in the […]

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