Aphrodisias: a pleasure garden unearthed

By Cornucopia | November 15, 2016

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 dwlknsn@hotmail.com. There is a charge of £15 pp.

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