Department of ClassicsUniversity of Cincinnati
Department of Classics
CWB Box 35 F1 1966 AIAMedal cropped

Carl Blegen accepting the AIA Gold Medal, 1965
Image courtesy of the ASCSA

In 1965 Carl Blegen was awarded the first Gold Medal for archaeological achievement by the Archaeological Institute of America. He was not available to go to the US in December to receive the award, but it was presented to him at the home of the American Ambassador to Greece in Athens the following year. 

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens has digitized the audio of that presentation and we present the short audio here. This same audio was played during the William P. Donovan lecture hosted here in Cincinnati in November.