Frankish Gravestones in the Eastern Aegean from the Medieval Period

15 June 2021 17:00 to 18:30 | Online

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An Anatolian Studies Virtual Seminar with Ergün Laflı (​Dokuz Eylül University) and Maurizio Buora (Società Friuliana di Archeologia).

Tuesday 15th June 2021 | 17:00-18:30 (London UTC+1) | 19:00-20:30 (Ankara UTC+3) | Online

This seminar presents and discusses mainly four Latin tombstones relating to Italian residents of medieval Ephesus that have been recovered from properties on the terrace of Ayasuluk (Selçuk). Two of them, dating from the late fourteenth century, were originally published in 1937, while the other two, from the mid-fifteenth century, came to light more recently in January 2017. Research on the tombstones was carried out with the assistance of Denys Pringle (Cardiff University).

Professor Ergün Laflı is a classical archaeologist at the Dokuz Eylül University in Izmir, where he chairs the Division of Medieval Archaeology and is director of the Center of the Archaeology of Western Anatolia (EKVAM). He holds a BA from the University of Ankara (1996), an MA from the University of Tübingen (1999) and a PhD from the University of Cologne (2003).

Dr Maurizio Buora is a classical archaeologist, was the former director of the Civici Musei Castello di Udine and the current director of the Società Friuliana di Archeologia, Italy. He holds a BA, an MA and a PhD degree all in classical archaeology, from Italian universities. Since 2000 Dr Buora cooperates with Professor Laflı for the study of Greek, Roman and Byzantine archaeology of Asia Minor.


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