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Scholar to explore city of Jerusalem, May 3

Oleg Grabar, a leading expert in Islamic art and the architecture of Jerusalem, will present the Florovsky Memorial Lecture at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 3, in McCormick Hall.

Grabar, professor emeritus in the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study, will speak on "Shine, Shine O New Jerusalem! The Many Faces of the Holy City Over the Past 2,000 Years." The address will encompass the Christian, Islamic and Jewish architectural history of the city.

Grabar, who also has taught at Harvard and the University of Michigan, recently was appointed UNESCO representative for the monuments of Jerusalem.

His lecture is sponsored by the Orthodox Fellowship of Princeton University and the Orthodox Chapel of the Transfiguration.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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