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    Archaeology at Sardis in Turkey: New Discoveries and More Puzzles

    Presented by at Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum

    March 30, 2011


    Archaeology at Sardis in Turkey: New Discoveries and More Puzzles

    Nicholas D. Cahill, Professor of Art History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Director, Archaeological Exploration of Sardis

    Sardis, the capital of the Lydian empire in the 7th and 6th centuries BC, has been the site of American archaeological excavation for over a century, and of a Harvard-Cornell expedition for over 50 years. This lecture presents results of recent research, including excavations of houses, monumental terraces, a fortification from the age of Croesus, and the Hellenistic Temple of Artemis.

    Free admission. Open to the public.

    Reception to follow. Complimentary parking at the Broadway Garage, 7 Felton Street. For more information, contact Robin Woodman at 617-495-3940 or robin_woodman@harvard.edu.

    The Sardis Biennial Lecture is sponsored by the Archaeological Exploration of Sardis to present new excavation finds and current research. Work at Sardis is authorized by the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism and has been sponsored by the Harvard Art Museums and Cornell University since 1958.

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    Cambridge, MA 02138

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