Evening Lecture: Greece and Asia in the Late Bronze Age

Date/Time

Mar 27, 2013
6:00 pm until 7:30 pm

Description

Dr. Wolf-Dietrich Niemeier, Director, German Archaeological Institute at Athens, speaks. In 1924, Swiss archaeologist Emil Forrer announced a new discovery relating to the Trojan War. After examining texts found at Hattusa, once the capital of the Hittite empire in Asia Minor, he identified the Hittite words for Troy (Wilusa) and Mycenaean Greece (Ahhiyawa) and concluded that there was evidence for conflict between them. While Forrer’s “Greek Hypothesis” was once widely attacked by other academics, recent research and excavations have confirmed his theory, which offers exciting insights into the historical background of Homer’s Iliad.

Cost

Donations accepted

Location

View map Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA

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