University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Kathryn L. Gleason

Gardens and Landscapes of the Past


By: Kathryn L. Gleason

In the past few years, the results of over two decades of research in the new discipline of landscape archae­ology have begun to reach the public through work covering a world-wide geographical range and a span of centuries, from the prehistoric to relatively recent times. This research on landscape has been marked by a broadening […]

The Garden Portico of Pompey the Great

An Ancient Public Park Preserved in the Layers of Rome

By: Kathryn L. Gleason

Rome is thought of as a city for walking. In the coolness of a summer evening, Romans and visitors alike promenade in the great parks and gardens that sur­round the city. Others “fare la passa­giata” in the historic center, along bustling streets lined with centuries’ accumulation of churches, palazzi, and shops. In recent years, Rome […]