The Myth of Aeneas: Archaeology in Albania and the making of a modern European nation" by Oliver Gilkes, 25 January 2017

Wednesday, 25th January 2017 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Location: Embassy of Albania, 33 St George's Drive SW1V 4DG

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Dear Member

We have programmed an illustrated talk on Archaeology in Albania by Oliver Gilkes, at 6.30 for 7pm on 25 January at the Embassy of Albania (33 St George's Drive SW1V 4DG).  The full title for his talk is "The Myth of Aeneas:  Archaeology in Albania and the making of a modern European nation". 

Oliver Gilkes is an archaeologist who has spent much of his career working in the Mediterranean area,- in Libya, Italy and Albania.  He was based for a number of years at the British School of Archaeology in Rome. In 1994 he began working in Albania as part of the Butrint project, and spent much of the next 18 years working at the World Heritage Sites of Butrint and Gjirokastra. He directed the excavation of a number of sites at Butrint and was responsible for the large-scale training programme for Albanian students of archaeology. 

Since 2011 he has been working for the UK's premier archaeological travel company, Andante Travels, but remains involved in archival research and field projects in Albania.

Oliver Gilkes' widely acclaimed book "Albania:  An Archaeological Guide" was published by IB Tauris in 2013. Copies will be available for sale.

His talk will be followed by Q and A, and then refreshments.

If you have not already done so, please respond to this notice to say whether you will attend or not.  Space is limited and entry granted on a first come first served basis.

Best wishes,


Stephen Nash


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