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Deciphering the Getty Hexameters

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Jens Daehner, associate curator of antiquities (left), and Sarah Morris, professor of classics and archaeology at UCLA (right), take a close look at the Getty Hexameters.

Scholars from as far away as England and Holland and as near as Westwood recently gathered at the Getty Villa to decipher and discuss an enigmatic ancient Greek text inscribed on a now-fragmentary lead tablet. These so-called “Getty Hexameters” date… More»

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      1,000 visitors worked together at the Getty Villa to assemble a mosaic designed by artist Karen Silton. The mosaic was donated to St. Anthony’s Greek Othodox Church in Pasadena, where it now hangs.

      A huge thanks to everyone who lent their hands and hearts to this project!

      Peacocks and Mosaics

      03/26/15

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