About this lecture
On October 19th, the Yale Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage was pleased to host Roberto Nardi Director, Centro di Conservazione Archeologica, Rome, Italy for a talk on “The Prehistoric Giants of Mont’e Prama – from stone fragments to new “brand” of Sardinia” as part of the Dialogues in Heritage Science series.
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, from 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 Public Choice Award.
Speaker(s): Roberto Nardi
Date: October 19th, 2016
Organizing Institution(s): Yale Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage