Marlia Mango

Marlia Mundell Mango is a Byzantine archaeologist and historian at the University of Oxford, where she was University Lecturer in Byzantine Archaeology and Art (1995-2008).[1]


Mango graduated with a BA from Newton College, Massachusetts in 1964.[1] Subsequently, Mango was a curator and archaeologist at the research library of Dumbarton Oaks.

In 1985, Mango was awarded a DPhil from the University of Oxford on the subject of 'Artistic patronage in the Roman diocese of Oriens, 313–641 AD’, supervised by Martin Harrison.[1]

Mango is currently the Director of Excavations for the Byzantine site of Androna in modern Syria, and an emeritus research fellow at St John's College, Oxford.[2]

Her husband is Cyril Mango and she worked with him on St Catherine's Monastery at Mount Sinai.[3][4]


Mango's 1986 monograph Silver from Early Byzantium. The Kaper Koraon and Related Treasures was awarded the Prix Gustave Schlumberger (Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, Institut de France).[1] In 1999, Mango was awarded the Frend Medal by the Society of Antiquaries of London.[5] In 2017, a festchrift was published in honour of Mango, entitled Discipuli dona ferentes: Glimpses of Byzantium in Honour of Marlia Mundell Mango, containing contributions on Byzantine art and archaeology.[1]


  • The churches and monasteries of the Ṭur ʻAbdin (1982)
  • Silver from early Byzantium (1986)
  • The Sevso Treasure (1994)
  • Byzantine trade, 4th-12th centuries (2004)


  1. ^ a b c d e DISCIPULI DONA FERENTES : glimpses of byzantium in honour of marlia. [S.l.]: BREPOLS PUBLISHERS. 2017. ISBN 9782503575858. OCLC 993760610.
  2. ^ "Dr Marlia Mango".
  3. ^ Anna Bonnell-Freidin (1 August 2009), Cyril Mango and Marlia Mundell Mango, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
  4. ^ Marlia Mango - School of Archaeology, University of Oxford
  5. ^ "About the Fellowship".

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