Archaeologist to lecture on Athenian excavations

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Archaeologist to lecture on Athenian excavations

Athenian Agora
John Camp, II will lecture on the most recent work done at the Athenian agora.

Archaeologist John Camp, director of the Athenian agora excavations, will present the next Archaeological Institute of America lecture 5:30 p.m. April 16 in Richards Hall, Room 15.

The talk, “Recent Excavations in the Athenian Agora,” is free and open to the public.

The Athenian agora, center of ancient Athens in all respects, has been under excavation for nearly 90 years.

The most recent work, which will be presented at this lecture, has uncovered material dating from the 13th century B.C. through 13th century A.D.

Graves, wells, classical architecture, military trophies, coins and new inscriptions have all added to understanding of the city’s history.

In 2015, Camp was awarded the Aristeia Award by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens in recognition of his distinguished career and service to the organization.

Camp was the Mellon Professor from 1985 to 1996 and continues to teach at the American School.

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