David Hernandez. “Caesar’s Legacy at Butrint: Archaeological Discoveries From Current Excavations in the Heart of the Ancient City”
This lecture is part of Notre Dame's Saturday Scholar Series. Each lecture and Q&A is presented in the Snite Museum’s Annenberg Auditorium on “home game” Saturdays. All lectures are free and open to the public.
“Caesar’s Legacy at Butrint: Archaeological Discoveries From Current Excavations in the Heart of the Ancient City”
David Hernandez, Reilly Fellow, Assistant Professor, Department of Classics, and Director of the Butrint Archaeological Research Project
Excavations at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Butrint in Albania have led to the discovery of the city’s Roman forum, the monumental town square that was built nearly 2,000 years ago as the centerpiece of a Roman colony founded by Julius Caesar. The archaeological expedition has unearthed significant public buildings and a broad range of material evidence, from sculptures and inscriptions to animal bones and seeds, that help piece together the story of the city’s complex urban development from the 5th century B.C. to modern times.