Owning Antiquity: Peter Stambler

Caplan Recital Hall

Professor Emeritus Peter Stambler, former dean of Liberal Arts, will explore issues in archeological preservation, collection, ownership and accessibility. His talk will be illustrated with photographs from Athens, London, Pergamon, Berlin, Ephesus, Knossos, Troy, Nimes, Istanbul, Miletus, Vienna and Hasenkeyf.

Peter asks: Would you prefer to see the Elgin Marbles (pictured above) in their handsome London quarters, or should they greet you in Athens in the presence of the Parthenon itself? Should you visit the Pergamon Museum in Berlin or visit the archeological site at Pergamon? Does a first century Roman copy of an older Greek statue found by an Austrian archeologist in Ottoman Ephesus belong in a local museum because it expresses a modern Turkish identity? Should a country be able to destroy a millennia-old site even if the United Nations has declared it a World Heritage Site? Come join us on this journey!

Terra Hall
211 S Broad Street, 17th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
United States

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