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Programme of the new Aegean Lectures (January-June 2016)

Aegeus-Society for Aegean Prehistory and the Swedish Institute at Athens are very pleased to announce the Aegean lectures for the period January – June 2016 and invite you to our first lecture. The lectures will take place at the Swedish Institute at Athens (Μitseon 9, Acropolis Metro station), every month.

NEXT AEGEAN LECTURE

What were Aegean texts for?

John Bennet (British School at Athens – University of Sheffield), The lecture will take place at the British School at Athens, as part of the Annual Meeting of Aegeus

One problem with written materials in the Aegean Bronze Age is that they are asked to fulfil a dual interpretative function: on the one hand, we use the content of documents we can read (mostly Linear B, less so Linear A and barely at all Cretan Hieroglyphic) to construct text-based narratives,...

NEW BOOKS - NEWS

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Κτήρια σε κίνδυνο στην Ελλάδα

Χιλιάδες κτήρια, αλλοιωμένα, ερειπωμένα που κατοικούνται ή είναι εγκαταλειμμένα βρίσκονται σε όλη την Ελλάδα. Φωτογραφίστε τα και στείλτε πέντε έγχρωμες φωτογραφίες στον φωτογραφικό...

MONUMENTA - Διαγωνισμός φωτογραφίας - 4 Απριλίου - 16 Οκτωβρίου 2016

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Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology

The Second "Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology" (CAA-GR 2016) conference will be held at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens on Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 December 2016. A workshop (theme to be confirmed) is scheduled on Monday 19 December 2016. Announcement ...

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 20-21 December 2016

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Είχαν ανακαλύψει σημερινές θεραπείες πριν από 4.000 χρόνια!

Είχαν γιατρούς, είχαν θεραπευτές, είχαν και μάγους. Ολοι τους είχαν λάβει κάποιου είδους εκπαίδευση, για την οποία δεν γνωρίζουμε τίποτα. Γνωρίζουμε όμως πως στον μινωικό και τον μυκηναϊκό...

Α. Kotti, Έθνος, 27/3/2016

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The Restoration [of Knossos]: Turner winner Elizabeth Price on breaking the glass cabinet

Elizabeth Price has taken exhibits from Sir Arthur Evans’s landmark excavation of Knossos and brought them back to life. Some winners of the Turner prize lap up the attention. At the extreme end of the spectrum lies Grayson Perry who, since winning the award, has forged a successful TV career. Others prefer to withdraw to the shadows once the...

C.Higgins, The Guardian, 21/3/2016

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Thravsma. Contextualising the Intentional Destruction of Objects in the Bronze Age Aegean and Cyprus

Edited by Kate Harrell & Jan Driessen | Louvain 2015

Thravsma. Contextualising the Intentional Destruction of Objects in the Bronze Age Aegean and Cyprus

How does intentionally inflicting damage to material objects mediate the human experience in the prehistoric eastern Mediterranean? For all of the diversity in cultural practice in the civilisations of the Greek mainland and Aegean islands, Crete, Cyprus and the eastern coast of Italy between 4000-750 BC, archaeologists consider the custom of...

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Cyprus. An Island Culture. Society and Social Relations from the Bronze Age to the Venetian Period

Edited by Artemis Georgiou | Oxford/Oakville 2012

Cyprus. An Island Culture. Society and Social Relations from the Bronze Age to the Venetian Period

This volume presents the proceedings of the 9th annual conference in Postgraduate Cypriot Archaeology (POCA 2009), which was held at the Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, University of Oxford from the 19th to the 21st of November 2009. POCA 2009 encompassed 24 presentations by postgraduate students and young researchers, coming...

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Η αρχαία Τήνος (Ancient Tinos)

Roland Étienne, Nota Kourou, Eva Simantoni-Bournia | Athens 2013

Η αρχαία Τήνος (Ancient Tinos)

Μια συλλογική επιστημονική μελέτη, με σκοπό την προβολή της ιστορίας της Τήνου έως τους ύστερους ρωμαϊκούς χρόνους, με επιστημονικά κριτήρια που στοιχειοθετούνται από τις αρχαιολογικές...

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Pots, Workshop and Early Iron Age Society. Function and Role of Ceramics in Early Greece

Edited by Vicky Vlachou | Bruxelles 2015

Pots, Workshop and Early Iron Age Society. Function and Role of Ceramics in Early Greece

This volume brings together a number of papers that were presented at the international symposium on Pots, Workshops and Early Iron Age Society. Function and Role of Ceramics in Early Greece organised by the University of Athens (UoA) and the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), and held at the Université libre de Bruxelles in November 2013....

THE WORK OF AEGEUS – DISSERTATIONS – IMAGE DATABASE

Aegean Book Reviews | NEW

Review of Giulia Dionisio, Anna Margherita Jasink & Judith Weingarten, 2014. Minoan Cushion Seals, Innovation in Form, Style and Use in Bronze Age Glyptic [Studia Archaeologica 196, Vicino Oriente 2], Roma: «LʼERMA» di Bretschneider.

This monograph by three authors is devoted to the study of Minoan seals of a certain shape, namely the cushion seals. In the title, cushion seals are described as expressions of innovation in form, style and use in the glyptic landscape of...