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  • Papertrails and Polychromies at Persepolis: Working on the Monuments of Darius the Great (549-486 BCE) in Iran A Lecture by Alexander Nagel, PhDWednesday, December 14, 2016 The impressive monuments on the UNESCO world heritage site of Persepolis near the modern city of Shiraz, Iran remain one of the best-preserved architectural edifices to study aspects of ancient architecture and technology between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE. Excavated since the 19th century, the buildings at Persepolis as well as those at Pasargadae and Susa were originally covered with bright colors and metal attachments. Since 2006, Dr. Nagel has been working with colleagues on the sites to determine the original polychrome appearance and to understand the functioning of the work force on the monumental architectures of these sites. This talk will provide an overview of the work ...
    Posted Nov 10, 2016, 2:07 PM by Bill Marzella
  • Latrobe Chapter Fellowship Announced See our "Annual Conference Fellowship" page for more information!
    Posted Oct 25, 2016, 5:55 AM by Bill Marzella
  • 'To Make it a Grand Entrepôt’: The Story of Baltimore’s Locust Point A Lecture by Philip Jacks, PhDTuesday, October 18, 2016Baltimore, once the rival of Philadelphia and New York for its commercial port, is now in the throes of post-industrial development. One recent success is Silo Point, a condominium high-rise converted from the core of the 1923 Baltimore & Ohio grain elevator. For over a century, the wharves at Locust Point on the Patapsco River marked the great terminus of a railroad and transcontinental shipping network extending from Atlantic tidewater to the Great Lakes. In 1868, visionary president John Work Garrett connected his railroad to the Norddeutscher steamers, which would bring a million Polish, Irish and German immigrants to America. Until the Great War, piers 8 and 9 at ...
    Posted Sep 29, 2016, 8:46 AM by Bill Marzella
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