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New Discoveries at Aphrodisias in 2021
Join us to hear from Roland R. R. Smith, Director, Excavations at Aphrodisias; Lincoln Professor of Classical Archaeology and Art, University of Oxford; Research Professor, The Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, about the most recent work carried out by NYU-IFA at Aphrodisias in southwest Turkey, in collaboration with Oxford University. Aphrodisias is one of the most important sites of the Roman Empire in the eastern Mediterranean, with superbly preserved public buildings and monuments. Marble-carving was a noted Aphrodisian specialty in antiquity, and the excavated remains of the city’s statues, sarcophagi, and architectural reliefs are both abundant and of spectacular quality.

In spite of COVID and terrible fires across Turkey, the team was able to carry out a rewarding nine-week research season at Aphrodisias last summer that produced a lot of exciting results. The headline achievements were in the Civil Basilica and Tetrapylon Street, and much other good work was done for the Sebasteion, the Place of Palms, and our marble sarcophagi. There were important new finds – most dramatic, a new late antique philosopher bust.

Dec 6, 2021 06:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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