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Department of Classics

On November 4 the Department of Classics hosted a conversation with alumnus William P. Donovan. Donovan is a retired professor from Macalester College who spoke about his work during the Blegen excavations of the Palace of Nestor in Pylos in the 1950’s and 1960’s. 

Donovan touched on many issues during his talk. He discussed  the differences in excavation methodology that have occurred over the years, he reminisced about Carl Blegen, and he told us about the early history of this department. His talk includes an audio tape recording from Blegen himself, recorded as he was the first Gold Medal for archaeological achievement from the Archaeological Institute of America.

You can watch the video of the talk below.

You can hear the Blegen audio here.