Agrigento

May 18, 2018 - Sea Cloud


The poet Salvatore Quasimodo wrote of “mournful columns, thrown down on the grass.” Words that provide somber inspiration for today’s visit to Agrigento in sourthern Sicily, home to the ruins of Ancient Akragas.

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Robyn Woodward

Historian

Lecturing on expedition ships since 1996 has fueled Robyn’s passion for adventure, discovery, travel, art, and archaeology.  These diverse interests have carried her through several degrees, including a B.A. in the History of Art from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario; a B.Sc. in Conservation of Archaeological Materials from University College, Cardiff, Wales; an M.A. in Nautical Archaeology from Texas A&M; and finally a Ph.D. in Archaeology from Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, in 2007. 

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