CAARI Lecture: Dr Gloria London – The Pot Detective: A Danish UN Peacekeeper and his Pitharia

Knud Jensen was a Danish police inspector, who in 1971 joined the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus. He saw and drew pitharia – the huge handmade jars for fermenting wine. As a detective, he successfully traced the jars in three villages back to the men who made them. They lived in Lazania a century ago. Jensen’s explanations of the writings incised on the jar shoulders can help us decipher the marks on ancient jars.

Thursday 14th September 2017 at 7pm in the CAARI library.

The lecture is being held in collaboration with the Royal Danish Embassy, Greece and the Royal Danish Consulate.

A reception will follow the lecture.

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