Mac alum Melissa Sellew on "The Buried Book: The Ethics of Discovery and Publication of Ancient Manuscripts"

11:00 AM  - 12:00 PM
Saturday Dec 8, 2018
John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center

In recent years various books from ancient times that were thought to be forever lost have been discovered in Egypt and neighboring countries. In this talk we will feature some of the more interesting finds, such as the apocryphal Gospel of Judas and unknown poems of Sappho. We will focus on the ethical challenges facing scholars as these texts appear on the open market without reliable information about the circumstances of their discovery and acquisition, in defiance of AIA policies regarding acquisition or publication of unprovenanced artefacts.

Sponsored by the Anthropology Department and the MN society of the Archaeological Institute of America.

This event is for: Alumni, Students, Staff, Faculty, Parents and Families and Public

Admission: free and open to the public

Sponsored By: Anthropology

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