Troels Myrup Kristensen of Denmark’s Aarhaus University presents results from a recently completed five-year research project on “Ancient Mediterranean Pilgrimage” that investigated journeys to sanctuaries in modern Greece, Italy, and Turkey, from the Archaic to Late Antique periods. The lecture is Wednesday, February 13 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at CU Boulder in the Hale Science Building (Room 270).
Kristensen takes up the challenge of “connecting the dots” in the archaeology of ancient Greek and Roman sanctuaries that traditionally has focused on buildings and monuments as singular, isolated units.
He will explore how movement within a sanctuary shaped the experience of a pilgrim and how new approaches to space may help us to identity patterns of movement as well as places of gathering within sanctuaries. Here’s a map to the Hale Science Building. 1350 Pleasant Dr., Boulder.