Medieval revelry

Tuesday 16th April 2024 at 10.45am

Lecturer: Louise Schofield

In Spring 2000 an archaeological drama unfolded on the banks of the Euphrates in Turkey when a Roman city was found with mosaics and wall-paintings finer than those of Pompeii. However, just beside it was the almost completed Birecik Dam and flooding the reservoir would take the city under water. This lecture tells of the extraordinary archaeological rescue excavation that took place and of the fabulous treasures recovered.