Sandra K. Lucore

South Baths 2013: Sandra Lucore

South Baths 2013: Sandra Lucore

Since 2003, Sandra has co-directed, with Malcolm Bell, the renewed excavations of the North Baths. Excavations were completed in 2010/2011, and she is now preparing the final publication on the building. The North Baths date to the third century B.C.E., and because of the good state of preservation and the abundance and nature of the excavated remains, the building represents the most complete and informative example of a Greek bath from the period when Greek bathing complexes reached their fullest development. Related to her work on the North Baths is the conference Sandra co-organized at the American Academy in Rome in 2010 on Greek Baths and Bathing Culture: New Discoveries and Approaches, the first conference dedicated to the topic of Greek baths (proceedings listed below). In March 2012 she co-organized a geophysical survey at Morgantina carried out by a team from the University of Cologne. Her collaborator on this project, Monika Trümper (Free University of Berlin) and Sandra undertook this primarily to gain more information that would help to refine a plan for future excavation in Contrada Agnese, the area of the North and South Baths. (This geophysical survey included also the upper agora at Morgantina and a limited part of Cittadella, areas designated by Malcolm Bell and Carla Antonaccio respectively, in relation to their research in those sectors of the ancient city.) In 2013, a new three-year project was begun, with Sandra and Monika Trümper as co-directors, to complete the excavations and publication of the South Baths, and the adjacent West Sanctuary of Demeter and Persephone. See the attached South Baths Project Preliminary Report 2013 and current plan, the 2014 plan of work, and the preliminary reports on the 2014 and 2015 seasons.

North Baths aerial view from north, 2008

Related bibliography:

Lucore, S.K. in progress. The North Baths at Morgantina (Morgantina Studies).

__________. forthcoming-a. “The North Baths at Morgantina and the Technology of Greek Baths,” in F. Coarelli, G. Battaglini, and V. Tsiolis (eds.), L’origine delle Terme. Fregellae e i complessi termali repubblicani fra Italia e Spagna (Journal of Roman Archaeology Suppl.)

__________. forthcoming-b. “Baths.” In M. M. Miles (ed.), A Companion to Greek Architecture, Blackwell Publishers. 2013.

__________. “Bathing in Hieronian Sicily.” In S.K. Lucore and M. Trümper (eds.), Greek Baths and Bathing Culture: New Discoveries and Approaches (BABESCH Suppl. 23), Leuven, 151-179

__________. 2015. “Le terme sud di Morgantina: impianti idrico ed di riscaldamento,” in Morgantina duemilaequindici. La ricerca archeologica a sessant’anni dall’avvio degli scavi. L. Maniscalco, ed. Palermo, 92-101.

__________. 2013. “Archimede e le Terme Nord di Morgantina,” in B. Basile, D. Di Pasquale, C. Parisi Presicce, J. Reen, and P. Galluzzi, eds., Archimede. Arte e scienze dell’invenzione, Museo Galileo, Firenze, 52-55.

__________. 2013. Lucore, S.K. and M. Trümper (eds.) Greek Baths and Bathing Culture: New Discoveries and Approaches. BABESCH Supplement 23, Leuven

_________. 2013-14, E. E. Thorkildsen, G. Di Pasquale, J. Tonino, L. Barattin: “Le Terme di Morgantina. Un Esempio di Geometria Archimedea/Morgantina’s Baths. An Example of Archimedean Geometry,” video 3D reconstruction produced in collaboration with the Galileo Museum, Florence to accompany the exhibition “Archimede. Arte e scienza dell’invenzione” at the Capitoline Museum, Rome, 10 September 2013 – 11 January 2014