University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Vanessa Smith

The Maya, Pashtun, and Egypt

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By: Greg Borgstede and Beebe Bahrami and Vanessa Smith

The Maya (seventh edition) The Maya (seventh edition) by Michael D. Coe (New York: Thames and Hudson, 2005). 272 pp., 186 illus, 20 in color, paper $22.50  ISBN 0-500-28505-5 Reviewed by Greg Borgstede, a Research Associate in the American Section of the Museum. This is a lavishly illustrated and updated version of the gold standard of introductory […]


Food Fit for the the Soul of a Pharaoh

The Mortuary Temple's Bakeries and Breweries

By: Vanessa Smith

Egyptian mortuary temples were more than just religious centers. They also served as the local representative of the state, combining both civil and religious administration. Often associated with towns, temples were provided with farmland by the state to employ large numbers of people and to produce agricultural goods. Largely self-sufficient, these temples were often called […]