Please join MAHA for our end of year drinks following the AGM!!
Drinks: 6.30pm, lecture will start at 7pm. (AGM at 6pm if you wish to attend).
The Etruscan city of Velch, modern Vulci, lies on a plateau about 80 km north of Rome, and rises above the banks of the river Fiora. Once a key member of the Etruscan League, the Fanum Voltumnae, Vulci once traded widely with the Phoenicians and Greeks and ruled over an expansive territory rich in metals and agricultural bounty. Thousands of tombs have been excavated in the surrounding area dating from the Villanovian era ( c900-800 BC) up to the Hellenistic period. The city itself has been partially excavated revealing walls, aqueducts, temples, houses and roads. The …whole site is now enclosed within a large park of great archaeological significance and natural beauty. Join Dr Sally Morris for a quick tour around some of the splendid and extraordinary attractions of Vulci.
About the Speaker:
Dr Sally Morris did her first degree in Fine Arts at Alexander Mackie CAE majoring in design, painting, printmaking and sculpture. She then commenced a career in Exhibition design and management at the Australian Museum, the NSW Parks and Wildlife Service and TAFE NSW Marketing Services doing educational careers shows, displays and exhibitions around Sydney and rural NSW. Sally became a student of Ancient History at Macquarie University in 1993, continuing her studies up until 2010 when she graduated with a PhD thesis on comparative ancient art and religion. Her great passion is the study and teaching of topics relating to ancient Egypt, Near East, Greece and Italy and she has traveled widely throughout these regions. Her research interest focuses on the comparative study of cultural and social interaction between ancient societies. Sally has lectured and tutored at Macquarie University and the Australian Catholic University and worked as an education officer at the Museum of Ancient Cultures and Nicholson Museum. For the last seven years she has been a tutor on topics related to many themes of ancient art, religion and society at WEA.