A Walk Through Time: Surveying Perachora

Reeham Khandkar spent three weeks in January 2020 as part of the Perachora Peninsula Archaeological Project, conducting an intensive surface survey. The three weeks I spent on the Perachora Peninsula Archaeological Project were honestly a dream come true. I remember first hearing about the opportunity offered by the project Director and my then unit convenor …

Perachora Peninsula Archaeological Project

Over three weeks of brisk but mostly sunny days in January 2020, the Perachora Peninsula Archaeological Project held its inaugural season of intensive surface survey in the region above the 8th–2nd century B.C. Sanctuary of Hera at Perachora.  The project is a collaborative undertaking co-directed by Panagiota Kasimi, director of the Antiquities of the Corinthia, …

AAIA Virtual Tour: Paliochora – Kythera

Dr Lita Tzortztopoulou-Gregory (AAIA Executive Officer, Athens) takes you to her ancestral home of Kythera and its medieval capital Paliochora As our first site in the new AAIA Virtual Tour Series, I have chosen to visit Paliochora, the medieval ‘capital’ of the island of Kythera, known in the sources as Ayios Demetrios. The choice for …

UQ Ancient Greece Study Tour – Messene to Nikopolis

Tim Bennett, Ancient History Honours student at the University of Queensland, shares his insights of the 2020 Study Tour The Ancient Greece Study Tour has, without doubt, been the highlight of my undergraduate studies. After three years learning about the history of Ancient Greece, the 2020 tour provided an unsurpassed opportunity to experience the sites …

UQ Ancient Greece Study Tour – The Theatre of Epidaurus

Ethan Clark-Kistowski, third year undergraduate student at the University of Queensland shares his insights of the 2020 Study Tour It was a lovely winter afternoon, on one sunny day just a few short months ago when as part of the UQ Ancient Greece Study Tour, I got to visit the Theatre of Epidaurus. After touring …

UQ Ancient Greece Study Tour – An Artistic Experience of Antiquity

Riva Charles, third year undergraduate student at the University of Queensland shares her insights of the 2020 Study Tour Travelling around Greece for three weeks was always going to be a dream but learning about the history while standing in an archaeological site or historical museum is an experience that cannot be matched. After hearing …

University of Queensland Ancient World Study Tour of Greece

Dr Amelia Brown shares some of her highlights from her 6th UQ Ancient World Study Tour of Greece. On a dark and stormy winter’s night in January, just a few short months ago, 25 students of Ancient History, Archaeology, Education, Museum Studies and Art History from the University of Queensland, Australia (UQ) met up with …

What did it take to be an athlete in the ancient Greek world?

Caitlan Smith, doctoral candidate at the University of Western Australia is analysing ancient sculptures for clues to how ancient Greek athletes trained. Ancient Greek athletics as we know them today were an integral part of the Greek culture. Athletics was a core component of civic education, and a key feature of festivals across the Greek …

Inked in Antiquity?

Cycladic figurines were frequently decorated. Emily Poelina-Hunter considers whether the decorative motifs represent tattoos. The identity and education of an archaeologist influences what they believe is worthy of research, and what will be a valuable contribution to their discipline. As an Aboriginal Australian with mixed ancestry, a dual Australian/Aotearoa New Zealand citizen, a woman, and …

Beyond the Image: The Fate of the Magdeburg Amphora During WWII

Charlotte Kowalski unexpectedly encountered a tale of loss of cultural heritage that links Attic red-figure vase painting to the height of World War II. Sydney, 2019 In the quest to publish a book, many stories are gathered along the way and while working behind the scenes to obtain photographs for Professor Alexander Cambitoglou’s forthcoming book, …

Contacts

Dr Stavros Paspalas – Acting Director
Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens, Room 480, Madsen Building (F09), University of Sydney NSW 2006 Australia
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