• Nea Pathos Theatre, Cyprus. Photography Dr Craig Barker

  • Lecture: Ancient theatres

    Saturday 24 Feb 2018, 1.00- 2.00pm

    Join world-renowned architectural historian and former Chair of Classics at the University of Melbourne, Emeritus Professor Frank Sear as he uncovers the rich archaeological history of theatres across the world.


    Emeritus Professor Frank Sear is a graduate of Cambridge University, where he completed both his undergraduate and postgraduate studies. He has published widely on his archaeological work and published a number of books including Roman Wall and Vault Mosaics, Roman Architecture and Roman Theatres: an architectural study. He was Co-Director of the Australian Pompeii Project from 1978 to 1988, and since 1990 has directed the Australian Roman Theatres project, which involved surveying the theatres at Gubbio, Taormina, Benevento and Pompeii in Italy, Jerash in Jordan, and Orange in France. Professor Sear has also led numerous archaeological tours in Italy, Croatia, Greece, Turkey, the Middle East, Egypt, North Africa, Spain and France.

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