Andrew Wilson, Professor of the Archaeology of the Roman Empire at Oxford, will be speaking on Monday 28 November at Daunt Books in Marylebone High Street at 6.30 for 7 pm. His talk will focus on recent discoveries at the South Agora of Aphrodisias where he directs the archaeological work. (Issue 11 features a spread on Aphrodisias with photographs by Ara Güler and text by John Julius Norwich.)
The most recent excavations have uncovered evidence that the Agora (actually more of a pleasure garden or park) continued in occupation for many centuries longer than originally believed.
Virtually the whole pool surround is now uncovered and recent discoveries have included a particularly fine fragment of a 1st century AD portrait head.
The talk takes place under the auspices of the Friends of Aphrodisias Trust which exists to raise funds for the work at this outstanding Graeco-Roman site. Anyone who wishes to attend is invited to contact the Hon. Sec., Dick Wilkinson, on firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a charge of £15 pp.