Wednesday, April 7th | 5:00–6:30pm CT
Archaeological Exploration of Sardis
Join Professor Nicholas Cahill for the biennial lecture on research and discoveries at Sardis, one of the great ancient cities of western Turkey from the Bronze Age to the Middle Ages. Famous as the site where coins were invented in the seventh century BC, Sardis became the Paris of the ancient world, beloved of Sappho and feared by its Greek neighbors. It flourished under the Roman emperors with two temples to the Imperial cult, and into late antiquity as one of the Seven Churches of Asia.