You are invited to a lecture on “Goddess worship in the ancient world” by the eminent professor of archaeology Dr. Pamela Gaber, on Monday 30.4.18 at 20.00pm.
Please let me know if you are coming to reserve a place for you. During the event you will have the opportunity to see a new show of affordable art on the roof garden of the
Gallery, which will last for the whole week.
Pamela Gaber is an archaeologist who trained in Israel in the 1960’s. She has been working in field archaeology ever since. She joined the Joint American Expedition to Idalion, Cyprus, in 1972 as a graduate student. In 1976 she was put in charge of the University of Connecticut Field School by then Co-director Anita Walker. She continued in that role for 3 seasons. Her doctoral dissertation at Harvard was on the limestone sculpture from Idalion, and she held a Fulbright Fellowship to work on workshops in limestone sculpture in 1985-1986.
Pamela began to run her own excavations at Idalion in Cyprus from 1987 when she was teaching at the University of New Hampshire, digging in the Elite structures on the West Acropolis and the private houses in the Lower City North. In 1992 the dig affiliated with the University of Arizona and continued working in the Lower City. In 1992 the “Adonis Temenos” was located on the East Acropolis and intensive excavations were undertaken there for the next decade.
In 2003 the Idalion Expedition began to be sponsored by Lycoming College in Pennsylvania. Excavations were brought to a conclusion in the Lower City, and the Lower City South—now called the City Sanctuary—has been intensively excavated since then. In addition to numerous articles and a book on Cypriote Sculpture, Dr. Gaber has published a number of preliminary excavation reports on Idalion. The volume publishing the excavations of the Hellenistic levels in the Adonis Temenos on the East Acropolis is due out in 2018. The final season of the Lycoming College Expedition to Idalion took place in 2017.
Dr. Gaber has been a Professor of Ancient Art and Archaeology at Lycoming College since 2008.