Highland Gods: Rock-Art and Religion in Southwest Anatolia (Prof. Tyler Jo Smith)
Sponsored by San Diego AIA
Friday, October 19, 2012 - 7:15pm
Mesa College, Room G101
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Archeological exploration of the region of Lycia in southwest Turkey has led to the discovery of a large number of rock-cut relief sculptures. Inscriptions indicate that the function of these reliefs was religious, and that they were dedicated to both Greek and indigenous gods and goddesses. The reliefs presented in this talk belong to the region of northern Lycia and Pisidia, and have been studied in detail according to their cults, artistic styles, and religious meaning.