An open book reveals rows of Coptic letters, handwritten in dark brown ink. The pages are darkened, and the frail edges are irregular.

Seeking Divine Answers in Ancient Christian Egypt

An ancient Egyptian manuscript at the Harvard Art Museums reveals how early Christian pilgrims received not-so-random answers from God.
A man looks down at a box filled with various stacks of photographs.

American Soldier Photography

Curatorial fellow Jackson Davidow considers the genre of soldier photography, looking closely at examples in the museums’ photography collection, including works recently gifted to the museums.

By Jackson Davidow