THe Lady of Kaukana: A Unique Burial from Byzantine Sicily

Sponsored by University of Pittsburgh, Departments of Classics and History of Art and Architecture

AIA Society Event: Pittsburgh

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 4:30pm

Location:
125 Frick Fine Arts Building
Schenley Drive
Pittsburgh , PA 15260
United States

Lecturer: Carrie L. Weaver, PhD,  Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of History of Art and Architecture, University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Weaver is a classical archaeologist specializing in the analysis of human bones and burials. She has excavated in Pompeii, Sicily and Turkey, and analyzed human remains from Rome, Sicily, Turkey and the UK. She is currently completing her first book, The Bioarchaeology of Classical Kamarina: Life and Death in Greek Sicily, ca 5th to 3rd Century BCE. Read more »

Lecture by Dr. Josef Wegner: "Secrets of the Mountain-of-Anubis: Recent Discoveries at the Tomb and Mortuary Complex of Pharaoh Senwosret III"

Sponsored by ARCE-PA

AIA Society Event: Philadelphia

Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Location:
Penn Museum, Classroom 2
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

In recent years excavations have been going on inside the subterranean tomb of Senwosret III at South Abydos, as well as a program of expanded investigation of the wider landscape of the mortuary complex and settlement of the mortuary complex of Wah-Sut-Khakaure. The lecture will look at the current work on the subterranean tomb located beneath the sacred peak of the Mountain-of-Anubis, including the ARCE-funded restoration and site protection project. We will turn to look at other activities including work on subsidiary mastabas, the Middle Kingdom town site excavations, as well as the exciting results from excavations of the private cemeteries.
 

Website: http://www.arce-pa.org

Contact:
Nancy Stinson
nancystinson@att.net
2155450624

Individuality within Regularity: Visualizing Roman Design in North Africa, lecture by Thomas Morton

Sponsored by Penn Museum

AIA Society Event: Philadelphia

Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 6:15pm - 7:30pm

Location:
Peenn Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

Thursday 30 January 2014.  Rainey Auditorium

Thomas J. Morton, Swarthmore College

Individuality within Regularity:  Visualizing Roman Design in North Africa

 

Architectural historians and archaeologists have an embarrassment of riches with Roman North Africa; there is evidence for about 675 municipal entities.  Thus, North Africa is an excellent place to study architectural and urban design during the Roman Empire. In this talk, Professor Morton will discuss the ‘individuality within regularity’ of architectural and urban design in Roman Africa and will use 3D visualizations to help articulate the Roman design process.

Lecturer's aerial reconstruction of Carthage in the Roman Empire Read more »

Website: http://penn.museum/

Contact:
Robert Sutton
rfsutton@iupui.edu
484.278.4379

"Unwrapping The Mummy: Hollywood Fantasies, Egyptian Realities"

Sponsored by ARCE-PA Chapter

AIA Society Event: Philadelphia

Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Location:
Penn Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

A lecture by Stuart Tyson Smith, Professor and Chair of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
 

Website: http://www.arcepa.org

Contact:
Nancy Stinson
nancystinson@att.net
717-877-9551

Author and Egyptophile John M. Adams will talk about his new book, "The Millionaire and the Mummies: Theodore Davis’ Gilded Age in the Valley of the Kings"

Sponsored by ARCE-PA

AIA Society Event: Philadelphia

Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Location:
Penn Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

 

At the start of the 20th century Theodore Davis was the most famous name in archaeology in the world; his career turned tomb-robbing and treasure-hunting into a science.  A quintessentially American rags-to-riches tale, the story is of the dizzying rise of a poor country preacher’s son who through corruption and fraud won tremendous wealth in Gilded Age New York and then atoned for his ruthless career by inventing new standards for systematic excavation and discovering a record 18 tombs in the Valley. 

A confederate of Boss Tweed, friend of Teddy Roosevelt and rival of J.P. Morgan, the colorful “American Lord Carnarvon” shared his Newport mansion with his Rembrandts, his wife and his mistress.  Drawing on rare and never before published archival material, the first biography of Davis ever written rehabilitates a tarnished image through a thrilling tale of crime, adventure and history.

 

Website: http://www.arce-pa.org

Contact:
Nancy Stinson
pr@arce-pa.org

Roman Hair Salon Live

Sponsored by Penn Museum

AIA Society Event: Philadelphia

Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Location:
Penn Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

This fun family day at the Penn Museum will include birthday cake with the Sphinx and Egyptian-themed activities. The Philadelphia Society presents a special hands-on recreation of ancient hair styles by prominent, Baltimore hair stylist Janet Stephens, whose demonstration of the hair styles of the Vestal Virgins at last year's Annual Meeting was quite a hit. Women with sufficiently long hair will be styled with the same techniques and flair as historic luminaries such as Cleopatra, Livia, Lesbia, or Julia.

 

Website: http://aiaphiladelphia.blogspot.com/

Contact:
Bob Sutton
rfsutton@iupui.edu
(484) 278-4379

Workshop on Roman Hairstyling

AIA Society Event: Philadelphia

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Location:
Location TBA
Philadelphia, PA
United States

To help celebrate International Archaeology Day, the AIA Philadelphia Society presents this workshop by Janet Stephens on ancient Roman hairstyling (see examples of her work at http://www.youtube.com/user/jntvstp, and her article in the Journal of Roman Archaeology, Vol 21, 2008, at http://www.journalofromanarch.com/samples/v21.110_adj.pdf)

 

Website: http://aiaphiladelphia.blogspot.com/

Contact:
Bob Sutton
rfsutton@iupui.edu

Seth, Evil God of Power and Might

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Philadelphia

Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 1:00pm

Location:
Classroom 2, University of Pennsylvania Museum (use the Kress entrance at the east)
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

Lecturer: Eugene Cruz-Uribe

Abstract: Seth, Evil God of Power and Might

Contact:
Bob Sutton
rfsutton@iupui.edu

Egypt's Last Royal Pyramids: The Monuments of King Ahmose at Abydos

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Southern PA (Carlisle)

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 6:30am

Location:
Dickinson College, Denny Hall, Room 317
Carlisle, PA 17013
United States

Lecturer: Stephen Harvey

Abstract: Egypt’s Last Royal Pyramids: The Monuments of King Ahmose at Abydos

Contact:
Christofilis Maggidis
maggidic@dickinson.edu
717-245-1023

Art, Archaeology and Advanced Technology: The Case of the Alexander Mosaic at Pompeii

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Philadelphia

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 6:15pm

Location:
Classroom 2, University of Pennsylvania Museum (use the Kress Entrance at the east)
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

Lecturer: John Dobbins

Abstract: Art, Archaeology, and Advanced Technology: The Case of the Alexander Mosaic at Pompeii

Contact:
Bob Sutton
rfsutton@iupui.edu

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