ICS/BSR Lecture 'Paestum: what new excavations and scientific analysis tell us about a Greek city in Italy

ICS/BSR Lecture 'Paestum: what new excavations and scientific analysis tell us about a Greek city in Italy
Date
26 February 2019, 5.00pm - 7.00pm
Type
Lecture
Venue
Woburn Suite, G22/26, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Description

Gabriel Zuchtriegel, Director of the Archaeological Park of Paestum

The three Doric temples of Paestum have been at the center of archaeological research since the 18th century, when artists, writers and scholars "rediscovered" the site about a 100 kilometres south of Naples. However, there are still many lacunae in our knowledge about the people who lived in Paestum and built the temples. New excavations and archaeometric analysis carried out by the Archaeological Park of Paestum together with partners from Italy and abroad shed new light on a series of questions: what was daily life like in a Greek colonial city like Paestum, and how did the construction of the temples interact with the local community and their environment?
 

Contact

Valerie James
valerie.james@sas.ac.uk
020 7862 8716