Media alert: Archaeologist will discuss preserved Greek merchant ship

By | October 27, 2016

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 27, 2016— Archaeologist Andrea Berlin will discuss the best preserved, small Greek merchant ship ever found at the annual George E. Mylonas Lecture at the Saint Louis Art Museum on Friday, Nov. 4.

Andrea Berlin

Andrea Berlin

Berlin, the James R. Wiseman Chair in Classical Archaeology at Boston University, will discuss the largely intact Kyrenia Ship, discovered in 1964 off the coast of Cyprus. Berlin will examine what the cargo reveals about the ship’s crew and life in the 4th century BC.

The free lecture—titled “Home on Board: The Kyrenia Ship and the Goods of its Crew”—begins at 7 pm in the museum’s Farrell Auditorium.

Berlin has been excavating in the eastern Mediterranean for more than 30 years. Focusing on the time of Alexander the Great through the Roman era, she is especially interested in studying the realities of daily life, and in exploring the intersection of politics and cultural change in antiquity.

CONTACT: Matthew Hathaway, 314.655.5493, matthew.hathaway@slam.org

A replica of the Kyrenia Ship in the Thalassa Museum.

A replica of the Kyrenia Ship in the Thalassa Museum.