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Christopher S. Lightfoot associate curator in the department of Greek and Roman Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art presented "Excavations at Amorium".
The name of the ancient city Amorium in Phrygia derives from a form of the old Indo-European root ma, meaning “mother.” It suggests that from early times the site was associated with the cult of the Anatolian mother goddess. In the first century BCE, Amorium started minting its own coins and under Roman rule it prospered, but little survives from Hellenistic and Roman times. The Amorium Excavation Project has been directed to reveal the nature of post-classical Amorium, the city of the Byzantine Empire, when according to one Arab source it was the largest and most important city in Anatolia.
The event was held at the Toledo Museum of Art and was co-sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America-Toledo Society.