University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Darien Sutton

The Present Meets the Past: Edith and Sasha Siemel

From the Archives

By: Alessandro Pezzati and Darien Sutton

People we had known only from old photographs and letters suddenly came to life with Edith Siemel’s visit to the Museum Archives. Edith’s husband, Sasha Siemel, a renowned hunter, had been the central member of the Matto Grosso Expedition of 1931, which, with the participation of the Penn Museum, set out to film a documentary in […]