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New Digs and Discoveries at Sardis in Turkey

Excavated remains of a Roman imperial cult sanctuary at Field 55 in 2013. Photo: © Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/Harvard University.

Lecture Sardis Biennial Lecture

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street
Cambridge MA

Research from the Archaeological Exploration of Sardis in western Turkey, sponsored by
Harvard and Cornell Universities, continues to produce exciting and unexpected surprises.
In this lecture, Director Nicholas Cahill, professor of art history at the University of
Wisconsin-Madison, will present recent results from the expedition. Cahill will discuss the
excavation at a sanctuary of the Roman imperial cult and its transformation in late antiquity
into a possible location of Jewish worship; work in the area believed to be the palace of
Croesus; and the discovery of one of the largest Roman triumphal arches known.

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.

The event will be held in Menschel Hall, Lower Level.

Free admission. Please enter the museums via the entrance on Broadway.

Complimentary parking available in the Broadway Garage, 7 Felton Street, in Cambridge.

For more information, please contact Robin Woodman at 617-495-3940 or