The Getty Villa
Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Getty Villa, Auditorium

Aghios Vassilios
New archaeological discoveries in Laconia, Greece reveal a Bronze Age settlement at the site of Ayios Vasileios near Sparta. Excavation director Adamantia Vasilogamvrou shares the extraordinary finds of Mycenaean wall paintings, objects crafted with precious materials such as gold and ivory, and an archive of tablets in Linear B -- the written language of the 14th-century-B.C. Mycenaeans -- that suggest the palatial function of the settlement. This excavation was awarded honorable distinction in 2013 by the international Shanghai Archaeology Forum.

About Adamantia Vasilogamvrou
Adamantia Vasilogamvrou is director emerita of antiquities for the Greek Ministry of Culture and currently serves as director of The Ayios Vasileios Archaeological Project (AVAP) near Sparta. Adamantia obtained her degree in history and archaeology at the University of Athens, Greece, and furthered her studies at the University of Paris I, Panthéeon-Sorbonne, France, with a D.E.A. in prehistory. Adamnatia spent her career as an archaeologist at the Greek Ministry of Culture where, during her 35 years of service, she worked at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens and in three local Ephorates of prehistoric and classical antiquities: in the Dodecannese and in the Pelopponnese; on the island of Rhodes as deputy director, and finally in Sparta as director. She has conducted over 200 excavations at different types of settlements and monuments dating from Late Neolithic to Late Roman (4th century B.C. to 4th century AD).

Planning your visit
The main gate on Pacific Coast Highway opens to ticketed guests at 6:00 p.m. The auditorium opens at 7:00 p.m., and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests arriving late will be seated at the discretion of Getty staff. The galleries will be open before and after the lecture. A selection of light "grab 'n go" dinner fare as well as beer and wine are available for purchase at the Café until 7:30 p.m. Complimentary refreshments will be served following the lecture.

How to Get Here
The Getty Villa is located at 17985 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California, approximately 25 miles west of downtown Los Angeles. See Hours, Directions, Parking for directions and parking information.