"Great Adventures along the Silk Road" Lecture Series- Looking East from Constantinople: Byzantium and the Silk Road
Wednesday, 6:00 pm
"Great Adventures along the Silk Road" Lecture Series
Looking East from Constantinople: Byzantium and the Silk Road
Dr. Robert Ousterhout, Professor, History of Art, University of Pennsylvania, offers this "Great Adventures" talk. Medieval Constantinople was the greatest emporium of the eastern Mediterranean, where East and West came together. After a brief overview of the Byzantine capital, Dr. Ousterhout charts the routes merchants took traveling eastward from Constantinople, as well as the cities, sites, and landscapes they passed along the way. He considers, as well, the luxury goods and exotic commodities those merchants brought back with them. Admission: $10 at the door; $5 with advance registration; free for Penn Museum members with advance registration.
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