Mythological Creature Shield
Virtual Open Studio
Join us on this virtual open studio adventure! We will explore our David Robinson Collection of Greek and Roman Antiquities! This collection can be described as the finest collection of its kind in the South and one of the finest in the nation. Much of this collection was brought to the university as the personal collection of Professor David M. Robinson, a world renowned archeologist and teacher.
Dr. Robinson excavated these artifacts between 1928 and 1938 in the Greek city of Olynthos. Olynthos was destroyed by enemy action in 348 BCE, its population sold into slavery, and the houses and contents left undisturbed until excavators found the ruins. Olynthos is still primary source of knowledge of Greek town planning and domestic life in the classical period. These artifacts provide an incomparable insight into the life of ordinary people in a prosperous Greek town.