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Since the 1990s, the Penn Museum has had an active presence on the Internet, creating websites for Museum-related research projects, special exhibitions, and fun interactives. These legacy websites have been consciously migrated to keep their content as alive as possible. We hope you enjoy browsing these 45 websites and discovering some web gems from the past 20 years.


Ancient Egypt's Place in the Sun

Applied Sciences

Archaeological Excavations of Tal-E-Malyan

In the Artifact Lab

Beyond the Gallery Walls Blog

Biomolecular Archaeology Project

The Black Sea Trade Project

Canaan and Ancient Israel

Daily Life in Sierra Leone

The Sherbro in 1936-37

Digital Collections

Digital Kourion


A New Look at an Ancient Culture

The Etruscan World

Expedition Magazine

Fulfilling a Prophecy

The Past and Present of the Lenape in Pennsylvania

The Funerary Feast of King Midas

Glassmaking in Roman Times

The Ancient Greek World

Hasanlu Publication Project

Human Evolution

The First 200 Million Years

Imagine Africa

Iraq's Ancient Past

Rediscovering Ur's Royal Cemetery


9,000-Year History of Chinese Fermented Beverages

Matto Grosso

The Great Brazilian Wilderness

Maya 2012

Lords of Time

Middle Mekong Archaeological Project

A Cross-Borders Investigation of Prehistory

Middle Mekong Archaeological Project

An Exploratory Survey

Moche Gold

The Return of a Stolen Cultural Treasure to Peru

Modern Mongolia

Reclaiming Genghis Khan

Morton Cranial Collection

Mythic Visions

Yarn Paintings of a Huichol Shaman

Native American Voices

The People - Here and Now

Navajo Film Themselves

Navigation in the Western Pacific

A Search for Pattern

Object Location Map

The Real Story of the Ancient Olympic Games

The Origins and Ancient History of Wine

Painted Metaphors

Pottery and Politics of the Ancient Maya

Plains Indian Health

Traditional Healing and Western Medicine

The Priniatikos Pyrgos Project

"The Real Me"

Therapeutic Narrative in Cosmetic Surgery

The Roman World

Secrets of the Silk Road

Sex Life of the Date

Shotridge Digital Archive


Revealing Ancient Bolivia

Ur of the Chaldees

A Virtual Vision of Woolley's Excavations

Vanishing Worlds

Art and Ritual of Amazonia

Vijayanagara Research Project

Worlds Intertwined

Etruscans, Greeks, and Romans

Write Your Name in Cuneiform

Write Your Name in Hieroglyphs