Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory


15 December 2009

Christos Tsountas (1857-1934) (in Greek)

Βασίλειος Πετράκος Mentor 91 (April 2009): 6-34.


The article, written in Greek, presents a brief biography of one of the most important Greek archaeologists, Christos Tsountas. It refers to his studies, his relation with another Greek prominent archaeologist Stephanos Koumanoudis, his appointment to the Archaeological Society at Athens as well as to the Greek Archaeological Ephorate, and lastly his first publications. Tsountas started his career as a classical archaeologist, but from the mid 1880s and onwards he devoted to prehistoric archaeology. He excavated at Mycenae, at the desire of Koumanoudis, and then he began a large-scale research project in the Peloponnese, the Cyclades and Thessaly. In 1904 he became Professor at the University of Athens, which led to a final stop of his excavations. He died in 1934.

The article is in fact a speech read at the 2nd Congress of Prehistoric Archaeology that took place from the 4th to the 7th of December 2008 hosted by the University of Thessaly at Volos.


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