Map detail of Greece and the Island of Kythera (circled), it's location serving as stepping-stone between Crete and the Peloponnese as well as a nodal point between the Aegean and the central Mediterranean, 1742, Covens & Mortier, Amsterdam. Engraving. David Rumsey Historical Map Collection, © 2000 by Cartography Associates. Licensed under Creative Commons License.

From Minos to Hadrian: Archaeology and Island Life on Ancient Kythera, Greece


Monday, December 4, 2017, at 7:30 pm


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The Greek island of Kythera provides unique insight about life in the ancient world from the Minoan Bronze Age through the Roman period and beyond. Archaeologist Cyprian Broodbank presents highlights of a twenty-year exploration by the Kythera Island Project of this Aegean island's landscapes that reveal a rich yet complex history of trade and power networks. He shares recent discoveries from this summer's investigation of the city of ancient Kythera and tells how cutting-edge methods are transforming the ways archaeologists investigate sites in and beyond the Mediterranean.

About Your Visit
The main gate on Pacific Coast Highway opens to ticketed guests at 6:00 p.m. A selection of light "grab 'n go" dinner fare as well as beer and wine are available for purchase at the Café until 7:15 p.m. Seating in the Auditorium is open and on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests arriving late will be seated at the discretion of Getty staff.

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