First Partnership in the Mediterranean. The Etruscans at Marseille and Carthage
The lecture will be preceded by the screening of a 15-minute film, “La Castellina, une cité oubliée (La Castellina, a Forgotten City),” released by the Fondation EDF.
This will be the first public presentation in the U.S. on the major Franco-German excavations of La Castellina, a commercial town in the sphere of Caere/Cerveteri, one of the great Etruscan maritime cities. In addition to evidence of the lives and work of common people, the finds made in Etruria now lead to the activities of Etruscans abroad, in Gaul, Iberia, North Africa and beyond. Professor Jean Gran-Aymerich to speak.
Professor Gran-Aymerich has spoken at the Penn Museum in Etruscan Symposia held here in 2003 and 2008; he has recently spoken, at the behest of the Tunisian government, on Etruscan-Carthaginian relations, and on the management of cultural heritage sites in Europe