Δευτέρα, 16 Μαρτίου 2009

EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF CYPRUSPRESS AND INFORMATION OFFICE2211 R Street, NW - Washington, DC-20008
Tel: (202) 232-8993 Fax: (202) 234-1936 THE ANCIENT KOURION AREA: PENN MUSEUM'S LEGACY AND RECENT RESEARCH IN CYPRUS: March 27-29, 2009
Conference Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Penn Museum's ExpeditionThis international gathering will be the first scholarly conference on Cyprus to be held in the United States in twenty years. It will bring together the leading scholars working today to interpret the material remains of Kourion, one of the most important city-kingdoms of ancient Cyprus. Conference participants will revisit old excavations in the light of recent interdisciplinary research in order to set an agenda for future directions.The first scientific investigation of Kourion was undertaken by the University of Pennsylvania Museum between 1934 and 1953. A portion of the finds were exported to Philadelphia, and some are currently exhibited in the Museum's Greek and Roman galleries. Friday Night Keynote Lecture and Reception, March 27, at 7:00 PM"The Land of Kuri: How American and Cypriot Archaeologists Revealed the Past of the Island's Southern Shore" by Dr. Stuart Swiny, Director, Institute of Cypriot Studies, University at Albany The ancient city kingdom of Kourion, on the south coast of Cyprus, has been the focus of archaeological investigation for nearly 150 years. Its location and natural resources attracted the earliest settlers to the island, and its prominence has continued into modern times. Dr. Swiny will provide an overview of the region's archaeology, showing how it represents a microcosm of Cypriot antiquity as a whole. He will emphasize some of the most important discoveries as well as the colorful individual explorers who made them. Reception with cash bar to follow.Keynote Lecture and Reception only: $30 General Admission $25 Penn Museum Members; Members of the Cyprus Society of Greater Philadelphia; Hellenic University ClubFull Symposium (including Friday night)$75 General Admission$50 Penn Museum Members; Members of the Cyprus Society of Greater Philadelphia; Hellenic University ClubFREE for Full-time students with ID
For more information, please visit:http://www.museum.upenn.edu/new/events/calitem.php?which=1802

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