University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Pam Kosty

In the Beginning…

What in the World?

By: Pam Kosty

At this, the centennial of the Museum’s building (see article by Douglas Haller, p. 31), we found ourselves wondering: What was that first object significant enough to be accessioned into the collections, and where in the world did it come from? We made a quick call to the Registrar’s Office—home of information on more than […]


Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur

Exhibit Notes

By: Pam Kosty

The Penn Museum’s nationally traveling exhibit returns home for a limited time this spring and summer, before travel­ing to additional sites. More than 200 ancient Sumerian treas­ures from the site of Ur in Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq) will be on special display. Visitors can see what art critic, and former Metropolitan Museum of Art Director, Thomas […]