The Mediterranean Archaeological Trust (MAT) was founded by Lord William Desmond Taylour (1904-1989), who was known affectionately to his colleagues and family as ‘Billy’. Billy, who hailed from Irish aristocracy, was the younger son of The Marquis and Marchioness of Headfort.
Founded in 1881, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens provides graduate students and scholars from a consortium of about 190 North American colleges and universities a base for research and study in Greece. These institutions, with programs in classical archaeology, classics, linguistic studies, Byzantine, Ottoman, and modern Greek studies, archaeological sciences, political science, history, and other social sciences, regard the outstanding academic programs, excavations, libraries and other facilities of the American School as extensions of their own institutions’ graduate programs.
The Portal of the Archaeological Museum of Chania provides access to digital collections and particularly to 614 items of the permanent exhibition distributed in 18 individual categories according to their type (Vessels - utensils, sculptures - reliefs, mosaics , inscriptions, coins, jewelry - gems, Others, figurines, miniature, clay tablets - seals, weapons - tools . In addition, eight of the above categories are presenting their objects in 3D application.
The Archaeological Museum of Chania is subject to the Ephorate of Antiquities of Chania. The Museum has been housed in the church of the Venetian Monastery of St Francis since 1963. The exhibits illustrate the cultural history and character of the area through the ages, from the Neolithic period to the Roman era. The exhibition hall is divided widthwise into two major sections. The east wing contains finds of the Late Neolithic period and the Bronze Age (Minoan era), while the west wing presents antiquities dated to the Iron Age (Historic era). The finds are presented in excavation groups and thematic units. The collections comprise Minoan finds from the city of Chania, prehistoric finds from caves, Minoan finds from various parts of the Prefecture, finds from tombs of the Geometric period, finds of the Historic era from Chania and various other towns and cities in the Prefecture, coins, prehistoric and historic jewellery, sculptures, inscriptions, stelai and mosaics.
The Hellenic Centre for Research and Conservation of Archaeological Textiles (ARTEX) is a non profit society with research, cultural and educational objectives, founded in 2002 by the initiative of the late Youlie Spantidaki, biologist and researcher of ancient textiles, Iris Tzachili, Professor of Archaeology at the University of Crete and Eliza Polychroniadou, museologist and conservator of organic materials.
The IconAegean Database holds images and data on all the seals published in the Corpus der minoischen und mykenischen Siegel (CMS). The seal data is set out in the same format as in the IconAData Database and uses the standard vocabulary as set out in the IconADict Database and the book The Iconography of Aegean Seals.
Around 430 BC, a mysterious disease causes the sudden death of many Athenians. 150 men, women and children are hastily buried in a mass grave in the cemetery of Kerameikos. During works for the construction of the Athens Metro, the common grave with the victims of the plague is excavated. One of the victims is an 11 year-old girl, Myrtis. Today, Myrtis comes face to face with the citizens of the 21st century…
The three-year project, entitled The Social Archaeology of Early Iron Age and Early Archaic Greece, is directed by Professor Alexandros Mazarakis Ainian of the Department of History, Archaeology and Social Anthropology of the University of Thessaly at Volos.
Το έργο “Ψηφιακή Ανάδειξη Πυλίας” συμπληρώνει το σύνολο των έργων της Εφορείας Αρχαιοτήτων Μεσσηνίας και του Υπουργείου Πολιτισμού και Αθλητισμού, που στοχεύουν στην ανάδειξη της ιδιαίτερης πολιτισμικής φυσιογνωμίας της περιοχής.
Since 1974, the New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium has hosted discussions of the latest discoveries and research in the Aegean region from the Palaeolithic through the eighth century BCE. Past directors of the Colloquium include Guenter Kopcke, Malcolm Wiener, and Robert Koehl. Presently, the Colloquium is co-directed by Jason Earle, Jerolyn Morrison, and Michael Nelson.
The Web Atlas of Ceramic Kilns in Ancient Greece is the first of its kind GIS database of kiln sites in Greece. Kiln sites cover almost five millennia, dating from the Prehistoric to Post-Byzantine periods (ca. 3000 BCE-1820 CE).
The Sphakia Survey is an interdisciplinary archaeological project whose main objective is to reconstruct the sequence of human activity in a remote and rugged part of Crete (Greece), from the time that people arrived in the area, by ca 3000 BC, until the end of Ottoman rule in AD 1900. Our research covers three major epochs, Prehistoric, Graeco-Roman, and Byzantine-Venetian-Turkish, and has involved the work of many people using environmental,archaeological, documentary, and local information.