Dienstag, 08. Oktober 2013, 18:15 - 19:30 iCal

The Archaeology of Sacred Travel and Movement:

Pilgrimage from Classical Greece to Late Antiquity

Troels Myrup Kristensen, Ph. D. (Universität Aarhus)

Seminarraum 12 des Instituts für Klassische Archäologie
Franz-Klein-Gasse 1 / 1. Stock, 1190 Wien


What can archaeologists contribute to the study of sacred travel and movement in the ancient world? This paper will seek to engage with this question and discuss the archaeological evidence for different traditions of pilgrimage in different settings covering the period from Classical times to Late Antiquity. By doing so, it will bring out both similarities and differences in different forms of sacred travel, which help us to shed light on the phenomenon’s broader historical trajectory. In particular, it will focus on three sites where archaeological evidence helps to provide new information about the role of sacred travel and movement.


Institut für Klassische Archäologie


Marion Meyer
Historisch-Kulturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Institut für Klassische Archäologie
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