Mary Jaharis Center Lecture, March 12, 2020

The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture at Hellenic College Holy Cross in Brookline, MA, is pleased to announce the spring lecture in its 2019–2020 lecture series:

Thursday, March 12, 2020, 6:15–7:45 pm
Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Byzantine Pieces of an Umayyad Puzzle: A Basalt Platform in the Azraq Oasis
Alexander Brey, Wellesley College

Alexander Brey discusses an Umayyad-era basalt reservoir platform built within the Azraq oasis in eastern Jordan and places its carved interlocking stones in conservation with early Byzantine zodiac and celestial diagrams.

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Mary Jaharis Center lectures are co-sponsored by Harvard University Standing Committee on Medieval Studies.

For questions, contact Brandie Ratliff, Director, Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture (

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