Penn Announces $1.28 Million Grant for Digital Archaeological Archive

Thursday, August 1, 2013

The grant from the Leon Levy Foundation to the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology will support a collaboration with the British Museum to create a digital archive of archaeological excavations of the ancient Mesopotamian kingdom of Ur.

The British Museum and the Penn Museum are embarking on a dynamic digital collaboration, made possible with $1.28 million in lead support from the Leon Levy Foundation that will provide unprecedented access to the archaeology of the ancient kingdom of Ur. This new online resource will open the remarkably successful Mesopotamian excavations conducted by Sir Leonard Woolley on behalf of both museums from 1922–1934—excavations which brought to light some of archaeology’s most extraordinary and famous finds—to scholars and the public alike...

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