Book Launch by Poul Pedersen, Birte Poulsen & John Lund

Monday, November 15, 2021 - 19:00 to 20:00
Danish Institute at Athens, Herefondos 14A
Event Description: 

Karia and the Dodekanese:

Cultural Interrelations in the Southeast Aegean, edited by Poul Pedersen, Birte Poulsen, and John Lund.


Presented by Poul Pedersen



The presentation will be followed by a lecture  by Birte Poulsen:


Cylindrical altars and connectivity in Karia and the Dodecanese



Cylindrical altars are some of the most typical and well-preserved marble objects from the Hellenistic and Early Imperial Period, and they are found in particular large numbers in Karia, Kos, and Rhodes suggesting that they were part of a shared funerary culture in the region. This paper considers some of the contexts in which cylindrical altars were used and provides a discussion of the funerary contexts that many of the altars were made for. Consideration of decoration and original context indicates significant links between rituals and commemorative practices in the funerary sphere and sanctuaries.



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All attendees are obliged to wear a mask, when indoors, even when seated.

Kindly requested to arrive 15 minutes earlier.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions there will be no reception after the event.