The sixth annual dinner of the American Friends of the German Archaeological Institute was held on Thursday the 15th of October 2015. The event in honor of Jack Josephson, founder and first chairman of the AFDAI, and Dr. Paul Zanker, former director of the German Archaeological Institute at Rome, took place in the wonderful rooms of the German Consulate General at 871 United Nations Plaza in Midtown Manhattan.
The night began with a welcome by Brita Wagener, German Consul General in New York, and Dr. Brian Rose, chairman of the AFDAI, followed by a presentation of current projects of the institute by Dr. Philipp von Rummel, Secretary General of the German Archaeological Institute. Dinner was served and the German House restaurant ensured that the guests has a delicious meal with excellent service. During a break before the entrée a first laudatio on Jack Josephson was given by Philipp von Rummel and a second on Paul Zanker by Dr. Ortwin Dally, director of the German Archaeological Institute at Rome. Both received a rare medal stamped by the Federal Republic of Germany in 1979 on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the German Archaeological Institute. Dr. Roger Bagnall from New York’s Institute of the Study of the Ancient World, newly elected corresponding member of the German Archaeological Institute, then received his certificate. Following dinner, Brian Rose spoke to the guests and thanked the Friends of the German Archaeological Institute for their support.
Special thanks go to Consul General Brita Wagener for hosting the dinner in their rooms at the Consulate General.