Wall-paiting at Nestor\'s Palace at Pylos.

Public Lecture (QFAAIA): Wall Paintings in the Palace of Nestor at Pylos

"Reconstructing an Iconographical Program for the Palace of Nestor at Pylos: New Wall-Paintings and their Interpretation," a public lecture by Professor Jack Davis, Director of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, and Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens Visiting Professor for 2011.

The Palace of Nestor at Pylos is the best preserved of any Greek Bronze Age palace yet explored, unique in allowing archaeologists to consider its wall-­paintings in context. Amazing new discoveries made in 1995 include some 50,000 unpublished fragments of wall-­paintings from the Palace of Nestor. The study of these fragments has resulted in the reconstruction of entirely new iconographical scenes and has contributed greatly to our knowledge of Bronze Age style and the technology of painting.

For more information contact Dr Amelia R. Brown, a.brown9@uq.edu.au.