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Expert In The Iron Age And Archaic Phases Of The Ancient City Of Morgantina In Sicily Will Give Lecture At The University Of Virginia On Nov. 10

October 28, 2005 --

WHO:     Carla Antonaccio, Professor of Classical Studies, Duke University
WHAT:    “The First City at Morgantina, 1955-2005”
WHEN:     Thursday, Nov. 10, 6 p.m.
WHERE:   Campbell Hall, Room 160

Carla Antonaccio, who has led recent excavations at the ruins in Morgantina, an ancient Greek colony in central Sicily, will give a talk, “The First City at Morgantina, 1955-2005.” Antonaccio’s work at Morgantina has focused on the Iron Age and Archaic phases of the city’s history. Her excavations of cemeteries, monumental structures, houses and sanctuaries reveal the complex cultural mixing that existed in earlier Morgantina and continued into the Hellenistic age.

Antonaccio’s lecture is part of the University of Virginia’s commemoration of the 50th anniversary of American-led excavations at Morgantina, which have been directed for the past 25 years by U.Va. art history professor Malcolm Bell. Bell gave a lecture on the Hellenistic City at Morgantina in September. 

Antonaccio’s talk is the last in the fall McIntire Department of Art Lecture Series.

For more information, call the art department at (434) 924-6123.

Contact: Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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