Dining in Baalbek: From Cooking Pots to Drinking Vessels (14/03/2019)
Conférence organisée dans le cadre du séminaire du Département d’archéologie et d’histoire de l’Antiquité (DAHA) et du Département des Études Arabes, Médiévales et Modernes (DÉAMM) de l’Ifpo
Hanna Hamel (Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Berlin)
The amazing monumental architecture of ancient Heliopolis, Baalbek, has been part of scholarly interest for more than a century. The temples and public buildings have recently been re-explored in a cooperation project by the German Archaeological Institute, the Brandenburg Technical University, and the Lebanese Directorate General of Antiquities. During the field work not only insights into the history of architecture could be gained, but also various everyday objects came to light.
In particular, glass and pottery finds give us information about the inhabitants of the city, their trade relations and local peculiarities. Finds from the early Roman period to the early Islamic period have been classified chrono-typologically. For this lecture the development of both, pottery and glass, is to be traced and related to each other. Some particularities of the local consumers and producers will be highlighted – especially against the background of the elaborately designed buildings and the known political conditions in Roman times.
Date and time
14/03/2019 ; 17h30
Ifpo, bâtiment G, Salle de réunion 1er étage, Espace des lettres, Rue de Damas, Beyrouth
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