EPIC DISCOVERIES: From the Birthplace of Zeus at Mt. Lykaion

October 12th, 2016

5:30pm @ The University of Arizona Poetry Center

Lecture by David Gilman Romano & Mary E. Voyatzis (with Arum Park & Courtney Friesen)


During the summer of 2016, University of Arizona Classics faculty and graduate students, along with other archeologists on their international team, excavated human bones at a sacrificial altar to Zeus on Mount Lykaion in Greece. This unprecedented finding was reported around the world, including coverage in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Guardian, the International Business Times, the Smithsonian, and the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

On October 12, Dr. Romano and Dr. Voyatzis, the co-directors of the Mt. Lykaion Excavation and Survey Project, will discuss their team’s recent discovery of human bones at an ancient altar to Zeus. Dr. Park and Dr. Friesen will join the panel’s discussion regarding relevant ancient literary texts, including sources from the Judeo Christian tradition, that may shed light on this discovery.

Event sponsored by the UA College of Humanities, UA Department of Religious Studies & Classics, UA School of Anthropology, Archaeological Institute of America, Tucson Society, and the Hellenic Cultural Foundation of Tucson

This event is part of the 2016 Tucson Humanities Festival. For information on all festival events, see humanitiesfestival.arizona.edu

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