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VIRTUAL - AIA Archaeology Hour with Deborah Carlson

April 17, 2024 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

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AIA Society: Chicago

Lecturer: Deborah Carlson

Join the AIA for a fascinating evening as Deborah Carlson (Texas A&M) presents Excavating a Shipwrecked Marble Column Destined for the Temple of Apollo at Claros.

This presentation will be given at 8pm Eastern/7pm Central/6pm Mountain/5pm Pacific.

Between 2005 and 2011, researchers from the Institute of Nautical Archaeology at Texas A&M University excavated and raised the remains of an ancient ship that was wrecked off the Aegean coast of Turkey at Kızılburun in the first century B.C.  This ship was transporting about 60 tons of white marble blocks and architectural elements that originated in the quarries on Proconnesus Island in the Sea of Marmara. Ceramic artifacts and coins help narrow the date of the shipwreck, but the pieces of a single monumental Doric column suggest that the ship was destined for one of the most important oracular sanctuaries in the ancient Mediterranean. Join underwater archaeologist Deborah Carlson as she lays out the evidence to solve this maritime mystery!

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April 17, 2024
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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