Dr. Kunze will speak on Patara, the principal harbor in ancient Lycia on the south coast of Turkey. Famous for its oracle of Apollo and the birthplace of St. Nicholas, Patara stood as a Greek, Roman, and Byzantine city. Ten years of excavations have yielded much information on its public buildings, Greek and Byzantine city walls, Greek and Roman art found in graves, and Christian churches.
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Patara in Southern Turkey: The City of Apollo and St. Nicholas: Results of Ten Years of Excavations
Florence Gould Theater, Legion of Honor
Dr. Max Kunze
Lecture is free to the public