Nara Prefecture is hosting the 2019 Nara Silk Roads Symposium on Sat. 19th October, co-organized by the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs as well as the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan.
As a panelist, Miro Ito is joining this symposium whose key note speakers are invited from the Byzantine and Christian museum in Athens; Father Periandros Epitropakis, Director of Exhibition, Communication and Education as well as Ms. Effie Meramveliotaki, Curator of East Asian Collection, followed by Mr. Nobuyuki Matsumoto, Executive Director of Nara National Museum of Japan.
We will discuss the connection of Nara as the easternmost terminus of the Silk Roads and the ancient Hellenistic heritage spread over the Eurasian continent by Alexander the Great exploration in 326 BCE when he made it as far as Pakistan and India where he began his most well-known exploration.
Date & Time: Saturday, 19 October 2019 (13:30 – 16:30)
Venue: Heijo Palace (Heijo-Izanai-kan)
Address, 3-5-1, Nijoojiminami, Nara-shi, Nara Prefecture 630-8012, Japan
Tel: +81 742-36-8780
Advance reservation required: +81-3-6912-0945
(10:00 -18:00 Mon.-Fri. by 15 October)
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