The seventh Annual Lecture of the Honor Frost Foundation, ‘Honor Frost and the quest for the ancient harbour of Byblos’ will be delivered by Martine Francis-Allouche, maritime archaeologist and scientific co-director of the archaeological research project “Byblos & the Sea”.
In the 1960s, Honor Frost, a pioneering figure in maritime archaeology for over 40 years, began a long-term marine survey programme in Lebanon, specifically in Byblos, to look for the ancient harbour of the city – a quest she pursued for the rest of her life.
In 2011, Martine Francis-Allouche and her co-director, Nicolas Grimal, took up the reins of this research, and the multi-disciplinary investigation “Byblos & the Sea” began. Ten field investigations have been conducted so far, the main objectives of which are to link the ancient city to its seafront, to understand the maritime approaches to Byblos, and to locate the harbour installation responsible for the economic growth of the city in Antiquity.
10 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH, United Kingdom
Thu, Dec 6, 2018 at 6:00 PM