From the Vantage of the Victory: The Sanctuary of the Great Gods and Island of Samothrace
From the venue:
Join American Excavations Samothrace, the Michael C. Carlos Museum, and the National Endowment for the Humanities for a 2-day symposium presenting the results of an NEH-sponsored collaborative research project centered on the famous Winged Victory (Nike) of Samothrace and its place in the ancient Greek Sanctuary of the Great Gods . While the statue in the Louvre has long captured the imagination of the world, it becomes all the more powerful when reunited with its ancient environment. From the Nike’s vantage over the performative heart of the Sanctuary—Theater, Stoa, and Altar Court—we reframe the archaeological investigation of this Hellenistic international religious center by grounding the rich material record in the dynamic environmental factors underlying it, and the human actions through which it was determined and experienced.
The event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required.