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Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 9:30 AM

Piracy flourished in the Aegean world during the 14th century B.C., as the raiders called the Sea Peoples caused widespread upheavals and brought an end to the region’s Bronze-Age empires over the course of two centuries. Archaeologist Robert Stieglitz examines this turbulent era and how several of the pirate tribes established new homelands in Canaan.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 6:45 PM

Classicist Robert Cargill weaves together biblical archaeology and history as he surveys cities in the Holy Land and beyond—including Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Babylon, Athens, and Rome—to reveal how their stories shed new light on the Bible.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 6:45 PM

Paleoanthropologist Ian Tattersall presents a look inside the deep limestone caves of southern France and northern Spain, locations where practitioners of a creative tradition that endured an astonishing 30,000 years produced some of the most powerful art ever made.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 6:45 PM

The women on Mount Olympus may have been goddesses, but the daily lives of ancient Greek women fell far short of that ideal.  However, their portrayals in the great tragedies and comedies—from Antigone and Electra to Medea—were nothing less than heroic. Classicist Frederick Winter presents a spirited investigation of the dramatic ladies of ancient Greece. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 6:45 PM

Art historian Robert DeCaroli examines the cultural and artistic traditions of ancient Southeast Asia from the earliest archaeological evidence to the onset of colonialism, with a focus on the royal arts of the great civilizations that arose in the region. (World Art History Certificate core course, 1 credit)

 

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