Research and Excavations at Sardis

By Harvard Art Museums

Join us for the Sardis Biennial Lecture, with field director Nicholas D. Cahill sharing recent excavations and discoveries.

Ancient building ruins and brown mosaic floors, topped by a modern white roof.
Tuesday, March 28 6pm – 7:30pm

Doors will open at 5:30pm.

Ages: Adults.


Harvard Art Museums
(617) 495-9400

No application or registration needed.


Free admission, but seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.


  • In-person only.

Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Neighborhood 9

The lecture will take place in Menschel Hall, Lower Level. Please enter the museums via the entrance on 480 Broadway.

Wheelchair accessible.

The Harvard Art Museums are committed to accessibility for all visitors. For anyone requiring accessibility accommodations for our programs, please contact us at at least 48 hours in advance.

Additional information

In this year’s Sardis Biennial lecture, Professor Nicholas D. Cahill of the University of Wisconsin-Madison will discuss recent excavations at Sardis, one of the great ancient cities of western Türkiye from the Bronze Age to the Middle Ages. Recent accomplishments at the site include the discovery of some of the world’s earliest silver coins in a historical context, the restoration of antiquity’s largest synagogue, and the unearthing of Roman houses destroyed by a devastating earthquake.