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Excavations and Research at Sardis

A bird’s-eye view of an excavation site, with two groups of people working.
The site of the Lydian palace (Field 49), with the acropolis in the background, from the excavations at Sardis in Summer 2019. © Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College.


Join us for the biennial lecture on research and discoveries at Sardis, one of the great ancient cities of western Turkey from the Bronze Age to the Middle Ages. While the pandemic prevented a full field season in 2020, a virtual Sardis season in Cambridge and limited fieldwork in Turkey contributed to the publication of two long-awaited monographs and advanced the conservation and preservation of this beautiful site. Director Nicholas Cahill will report on recent work and discoveries from the 2019 and 2020 seasons and will discuss future prospects.

Led by:
Nicholas Cahill, Professor of Greek and Roman Art and Archaeology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Director, Archaeological Exploration of Sardis

This talk will take place online via Zoom. Free admission, but registration is required. To register, please complete this online form.

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