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Snowflakes and Quicksand: A Survey of Hellenistic Sealing Practices

Sharon Herbert, Charles K. Williams II Distinguished University Professor of Classical Archaeology

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About the Lecture:
This Distinguished University Professor Lecture covers research on a Hellenistic archive discovered recently by a Michigan excavation team at Kedesh, a Graeco-Phoenician site in northern Israel. The discoveries include thousands of seal impressions from delicately carved personal rings. The Kedesh archive is placed in context with the twenty other excavated Hellenistic archives known.

About the Professor:
Sharon Herbert is the Charles K. Williams II Distinguished University Professor of Classical Archaeology in the Department of Classics Studies, and the former Director (1997–2013) of the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology. She is a specialist in the Hellenistic Near East, and has (co-)directed excavations at Tel Anafa (1978–86) and Tel Kedesh, Israel (1997–present) and Coptos, Egypt (1987–92).

A reception will immediately follow the lecture.

If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Bynum
at 734.647.6058 or bynamand@umich.edu
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When and Where

Map Rackham Graduate School (Horace H.) - Amphitheatre, 4th Floor

November 2018

4:00pm - 6:00pm

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