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Lecture: "Caesar's Legacy at Butrint: Archaeological Discoveries From Current Excavations in the Heart of the Ancient City"

Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:00PM - 5:00PM Calendars: Lectures

Saturday Scholar Series

David Hernandez (Notre Dame) -"Caesar's Legacy at Butrint: Archaeological Discoveries From Current Excavations in the Heart of the Ancient City"

Saturday September 22 at 4pm at the Snite Museum of Art

David Hernandez, assistant professor and director of the Butrint Archaeological Research Project, Department of Classics, will discuss excavations at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Butrint in Albania, which have led to the discovery of the city’s Roman forum, the monumental town square built nearly 2,000 years ago as the centerpiece of a Roman colony founded by Julius Caesar. The archaeological expedition has unearthed significant public buildings and a broad range of material evidence, from sculptures and inscriptions to animal bones and seeds, that help piece together the story of the city’s complex urban development from the 5th century B.C. to modern times.

You are invited to experience an intimate discussion with Notre Dame’s most engaging faculty speakers on some of the most pressing and fascinating issues of our times. Each lecture and Q-and-A is presented on “home game” Saturdays. This week’s game is Notre Dame vs. University of Michigan.

No tickets are required.

Sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters.

Originally published at al.nd.edu.

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