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Video lecture on obelisks in Rome by Bettina Reitz-Joosse (as part of the Universiteit van Nederland)

11 February 2021

Imagine: it's the year 150 and you're a resident of Rome. You walk amongst the magnificent architecture: the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the aqueducts. But what is that enormous Egyptian pillar doing there? And how did it get here in one piece? In a video lecture (in Dutch) for the Universiteit van Nederland, classicist Bettina Reitz-Joosse (University of Groningen) explains why Roman emperors were so proud of the erection of obelisks.

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Through the Universiteit van Nederland, inspiring academics share interesting and new insights from their fields of research by means of short lectures. They bring science to life for a young and wide-ranging public by answering provocative questions in various formats. From dark matter to animals’ experiences of love: just about everything is covered.

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