Saturday Scholar Series: Caesar’s Legacy at Butrint: Archaeological Discoveries From Current Excavations in the Heart of the Ancient City


Location: Snite Museum of Art, Annenberg Auditorium

David Hernandez, assistant professor and director of the Butrint Archaeological Research Project, Department of Classics

Excavations at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Butrint in Albania have led to the discovery of the city’s Roman forum, the monumental town square built nearly 2,000 years ago as the centerpiece of a Roman colony founded by Julius Caesar. The archaeological expedition has unearthed significant public buildings and a broad range of material evidence, from sculptures and inscriptions to animal bones and seeds, that help piece together the story of the city’s complex urban development from the 5th century B.C. to modern times.

You are invited to experience an intimate discussion with Notre Dame’s most engaging faculty speakers on some of the most pressing and fascinating issues of our times. Each lecture and Q-and-A is presented on “home game” Saturdays. This week’s game is Notre Dame vs. University of Michigan.

No tickets are required.

For more information, visit the Saturday Scholar website.

Sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters