Body Modification Ancient and Modern

People around the world have been piercing, tattooing, and painting their bodies for ages.

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The Real Me: Therapeutic Narrative in Cosmetic Surgery

Body modification takes many forms world-wide, from temporary painting and dying of the skin to permanent modification of body shape or surface texture.

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The Ancient Greek World

Greece is the southeasternmost region on the European continent. It is defined by a series of mountains, surrounded on all sides except the north by water, and endowed with countless large and small islands.

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Traditional Navigation in the Western Pacific

Is there a primitive mentality essentially different from a civilized one? Or do people learn and mentally organize their experiences in similar ways in spite of differences in their cultures and in the content of what they have to learn?

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Applied Sciences

Penn Museum's research includes a focus on the application of modern scientific techniques that will aid the interpretation of archaeological contexts and the materials recovered from those contexts, during both current excavations and past ones.

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Egypt: A New Look at an Ancient Culture

This website offers an overview of the Penn Museum's excavations and takes visitors on a virtual tour through the Egyptian Galleries and Collections.

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Funerary Feast of King Midas

Fifty years ago, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology began excavations at the ancient Phrygian capital of Gordion in central Turkey.

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Glassmaking in Roman Times

This website explores several aspects of the history of glassworking throughout the six centuries of Roman domination of the Mediterranean world.

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Origins and Ancient History of Wine

Fermented beverages have been preferred over water throughout the ages: they are safer, provide psychotropic effects, and are more nutritious.

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The Real Story of the Ancient Olympic Games

The ancient Olympic Games were primarily a part of a religious festival in honor of Zeus, the father of the Greek gods and goddesses. The festival and the games were held in Olympia, a rural sanctuary site in the western Peloponnesos.

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(215) 898-4000

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