About this lecture
During an archaeological excavation in the early 1970s in central Sardinia, Italy, more than 5000 stone fragments from more than 30 gigantic statues and towers were found. The mysterious giants can be traced back to an undefined period, between the 9th and the 8th century BC. The Mont’e Prama Conservation Program, directed by the CCA, has been a cultural, technical, and financial challenge that allowed to return a unique, forgotten page of history to the knowledge of specialists and the wider public, becoming now even a brand for the island. In 2015 The Mont’e Prama conservation project received the prestigious Europa Nostra Award. The project was presented by Roberto Nardi on October 18th at the Silfen Auditorium Bill Hall – Connecticut College during a conference organized by Joseph Alchermes, Director of the Architectural Studies Program and Associate Professor of Art History.
Speaker(s): Roberto Nardi
Date: October 18th, 2016
Organizing Institution(s): Connecticut College