Upcoming Lecture: Agatha Christie and Archaeology

AIA Central Arizona Society September Lecture

Title: Agatha Christie and Archaeology

Speaker: Irene Bald Romano, University of Arizona

When: September 22, 2016, 6pm

Where: Benedictine University, Community Room, Mesa Campus, 225 E Main St, Mesa, AZ

Dr. Irene Bald Romano brings to life Agatha Christie’s archaeological experiences and the cast of archaeological characters that inspired some of her fictional characters. Married to archaeologist Max Mallowan, Agatha Christie worked alongside her husband at famous Near Eastern sites such as Ur (where they first met and which inspired Murder in Mesopotamia, 1936), Nineveh, and Nimrud, places that have recently been in the news as targets of destruction by ISIS. Dr. Romano will present a glimpse of these sites as they were in the days of Mallowan and Christie and their current sad state.

Archaeologist Irene Bald Romano holds a joint appointment as Professor of Art History in the School of Art and Professor of Anthropology in the School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona. She also has affiliated appointment in the Department of Classics and in the Religious Studies Program, and is the Curator of Mediterranean Archaeology at the Arizona State Museum of the University of Arizona.

For a printable PDF flyer for this lecture, click here: IRomanoFlyer

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