Wayne’s Cary Library will present an archaeology talk about the oldest standing wooden building in the world at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, by Dr. Richard Liebhart.

In 1990, Liebhart began an architectural study of the tomb chamber believed to be that of the historical King Midas. Located in Gordion, in what is now Turkey, this project has evolved to include structural and environmental monitoring and conservation for the tomb, which dates to ca. 740 BCE and is probably that of the father of Midas, according to a news release from the library. At 2,750 years old, the tomb chamber is the oldest standing wooden building in the world.

The library is at 17 Old Winthrop Road in downtown Wayne, just off Route 133. All are welcome and the library is air-conditioned and handicapped accessible. For more information, call 685-3612.


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