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Department of Classics

A few news items came out during the summer:

Classics Professor (and current Director of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens) Jack Davis was made an honorary citizen of Nestor

Jack Davis and Shari Stocker

ASCSA Director Jack Davis, was made an honorary citizen of Pylos on July 11, 2011. The Mayor of Pylos-Nestoros, Mr. Dimitris Kafantaris, honored Professor Davis for his invaluable archaeological contribution to the area in a lovely ceremony that took place at the Chora Community Center.

The American School website has more and the McMicken College has an interview with Dr. Davis.

Professor Gisela Walberg was featured in the UC News for her work in Late Bronze Age Cyprus

Gisela Walberg on Cyprus

A recent find by a University of Cincinnati archeologist suggests an ancient Cypriot city was well protected from outside threats.

That research, by UC’s Gisela Walberg, professor of classics, will be presented at the annual workshop of the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Center in Nicosia, Cyprus, on June 25, 2011.

Since 2001, Walberg has worked in modern Cyprus to uncover the ancient city of Bamboula, a Bronze Age city that was an important trading center for the Middle East, Egypt and Greece. Bamboula, a harbor town that flourished between the 13th through the 11th century B.C., sits along a highway on the outskirts of the modern village of Episkopi, along the southwestern coast of Cyprus and near the modern harbor town of Limassol. The area thrived in part because the overshadowing Troodos Mountains contained copper, and the river below was used to transport the mined materials.

See the rest of the article here.