Recent Discoveries at Sardis: From the Bronze Age to the End of Antiquity
Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Menschel Hall, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
In this biennial lecture, director Nicholas Cahill, professor of art history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and director of the Sardis expedition, will present new discoveries, research, and conservation projects of 2017–18. He will share new evidence for occupation in the Early Bronze Age, almost a millennium earlier than previously believed; the remains of the Palace of Croesus and the capture of Sardis by Cyrus the Great; the largest arch in the Roman world; and information about patronage in the sixth century CE. This biennial lecture series presents the latest research from the site to the Harvard and greater Boston communities. This event is free and opent to the public but tickets are required. The lecture will take place in Menschel Hall, Lower Level. Please enter the museums via the entrance on Broadway. Doors will open and tickets will be distributed at 5:30pm. One ticket per person. For more information, click here.