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Archaeological Institute of America Lecture: The Second Temple as a Roman Building

with Dr. Peter Schertz, Jack and Mary Anne Frable Curator of Ancient Art

Thu, May 12, 6–7 pm

Leslie Cheek Theater

The Temple of Herod in Jerusalem was one of the largest and most thoroughly documented religious sanctuaries in the Roman world. Described as an “Ornament to Empire” by its destroyer, the future emperor Titus, few physical signs of its grandeur remain. Working with archaeological evidence as well as ancient Jewish, Christian, and Polytheist literary texts, Peter Schertz explores the Second Temple in its Roman context. This lecture is co-sponsored by the Richmond Society of the Archaeological Institute of America.