Excavations in the Agora of Athens at the foot of the Parthenon: New Discoveries
Dr, John Camp, Director of Excavations, Professor of Archaeology at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens
The Agora of ancient Athens was the center of the city in all respects. Here have been found the buildings which housed the first recorded democracy (magistrates’ offices, law courts, and assembly places), along with the objects used every day to make sure the system worked as it should (laws and regulations inscribed on stone, allotment machines, water clocks, and ballots). Excavations have been carried out at the site by the American School of Classical Studies for the past 85 years. The lecture this evening will review the history of the excavations and share some of the most recent discoveries.
Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America, LLEA University of Hawaii
Free and open to the public
Information: Contact Robert Littman
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