- What’s On
Recent work at Aphrodisias by the New York University-Oxford University team has brought exciting discoveries about the city’s antique and post-antique life and occupation. After a brief introduction to the site, the talk will concentrate on work carried out in four main areas in 2019: (1) the Civil Basilica, (2) the colonnaded park called the Place of Palms, (3) the Tetrapylon Street, and (4) a new project at the House of Kybele, a grand late antique residence close to the city wall in the northeast quarter of the city.
R. R. R. Smith: Bert Smith taught at New York University for ten years from 1986 and has been Lincoln Professor of Classical Archaeology and Art since 1995. He has participated in archaeological fieldwork in Turkey since 1983, first at Oinoanda and Balboura with Jim Coulton, then at Aphrodisias with Kenan Erim, and he has been director of the Aphrodisias Excavations since 1991.