An Archaeologist Walks into a Bar …
Unearthing the world’s oldest tavern while reconstructing daily life in ancient southern Mesopotamia.
At the Crossroads
The Penn Museum’s new Eastern Mediterranean Gallery casts the cradle of Abrahamic religions and alphabetic innovation as a cosmopolitan sphere—not just a conflict-ridden one.
Two Apologies, and a Reckoning Over Human Remains
Apologies issued over treatment of human remains.
The Prehuman History of Cocktail Hour
Don't match drinks with the Malaysian pen-tailed tree shrew.
What Is the Future of the Past?
A new exhibition at the Penn Museum considers what is at stake when cultural heritage is destroyed in a war-torn region.