University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Janet Simon

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The Old Guatemala Trotters: A Friendship Deepened through War

By: Janet Simon

This is the story of two individuals drawn together through their work in Maya archaeology, who later developed a friendship that transcended their professional lives. From archival materials, we reconstructed their relationship at a critical period just after World War II. The story of Mary Butler and Franz Termer is one of unique kindness. Across […]

Lisbon: Rich in History and Culture

Photo of tile- monkey riding a horse

By: Janet Simon

Today’s visitors to the Portuguese capital city of Lisbon see striking evidence of a glorious past. At the height of Portugal’s power during the 15th-century Age of Discovery, her explorers sailed all over the world under Prince Henry the Navigator. Portugal’s strategic position at the western end of the Mediterranean resulted in the sea having […]