University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: James G. Schryver

Unraveling Butrint

Putting Together a City’s History by Studying Its Walls

By: James G. Schryver

Puzzles and Pieces “You like a good puzzle, don’t you?” These were the words with which Richard Hodges, the Scientific Director of the Butrint Foundation, began my first tour of the fortifications of Butrint. Like most archaeologists, I immediately answered “yes.” About two hours later, I realized that what he should have asked me was […]


Ugolini’s Presentation of Butrint to the Italian Public

Exploration, Poetics, and Politics

By: James G. Schryver

For those interested in past civilizations, archaeological sites have a special value based on the physical connection that they provide with these civilizations. For others, they may have financial, political, or some other value. Richard Hodges’ article on Nikita Khrushchev in this issue shows us that, in the latter half of the 20th century, the value […]