University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Ljubica D. Popovich

A Byzantine Cameo

By: Ljubica D. Popovich

One of the most important glyptic collections in the United States is the Maxwell Sommerville Collection at the University Museum. It compares favorably in its variety of pieces and their importance for a general study of glyptic arts with the few similar collections in great European museums in London, Paris, and Berlin. Not only do […]


An Ethiopian Holy Land

By: Ljubica D. Popovich

Elevated heavenward by the central mounĀ­tain massif of Ethiopia, forever tied to the earth with the vein of rock out of which they were carved, and well hidden below the usual human horizon, lie the churches of Lalibela. These eleven structures are only a few among many found in the Lasta, Tigre, and Waag provinces, […]