Inauguration of the A.G. Leventis Chair in Archaeological Sciences at The Cyprus Institute
The Cyprus Institute, September 2018
The commencement of the activities of the A.G. Leventis Chair in Archaeological Sciences, awarded to Professor Thilo Rehren, took place at a ceremony at The Cyprus Institute (CyI) premises on Wednesday, 19 September 2018. The ceremony was attended by politicians and state officials, ambassadors and members of the diplomatic corps, and members of the scientific community of Cyprus and abroad. Brief greetings at the event were given by Prof. Costas N. Papanicolas, President of The Cyprus Institute, Prof. Thilo Rehren, the A.G. Leventis Chair in Archaeological Sciences, Prof. Vasos Karageorghis, Dr. Marina Solomidou-Ieronymidou, Director of the Department of Antiquities, Dr. Anastasios P. Leventis, Chairman of the A.G. Leventis Foundation, and Ms. Vassiliki Anastasiadou, Minister of Transport, Communications and Works.
The A.G. Leventis Chair in Archaeological Sciences was created with the generous support of the A.G. Leventis Foundation, and aims to support research activities in the fields of science and technology in archeology and culture for Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean. The establishment of the Chair will benefit the entire archaeological and historical scholarly community in Cyprus, by offering state-of-the-art scientific expertise, modern laboratory infrastructures, and a thoroughly collaborative approach to facilitate the cross-disciplinary research that is required for advancing today’s knowledge. All speakers at the ceremony praised the A.G. Leventis Foundation’s contributions and support to science, archeology and culture and the importance of this particular sponsorship.