Hilke Thür gained international recognition from her investigations of a tomb in the ancient city of Ephesus (in present-day Turkey), which she correctly identified as the tomb of Cleopatra’s youngest sister, Arsinoë IV. Come hear Thür present the lecture “Who Murdered Cleopatra’s Sister? And Other Tales From Ephesus” on Friday, March 1, at 7 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. Admission is free.
Beginning in 1975 Thür devoted 36 years of work at the Ephesus site. From 1997 to 2005, she served as assistant director of the Ephesus excavations. Her skills in architecture and archaeology led to her work with a number of research projects at the lower level of Curetes Street, the center of the ancient site. Thür, a native of Hannover, Germany, earned a doctorate in classical archaeology from the University of Vienna in 1980.
The March 1 lecture is sponsored by the American Friends of Turkey and the Friends of the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum.
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