The third season of work at the fortified settlement of Malthi in Messenia started on June 5th. Excavation will be carried out for the coming four weeks. The overarching aim is to establish a chronological sequence for the settlement’s architecture and pottery. [...]
The first of these was the drone photography of the site, intended to produce a color image to overlay onto the 3D data gathered via the terrestrial laser scanner. Additionally, imagery of the landscape surrounding the settlement was collected, expanding the 3D model.
At Midea in the Argolid a Greek-Swedish project has been going on since 1983 under the direction of Katie Demakopoulou. Since 2000 Ann-Louise Schallin has been in charge of the Swedish side of the project.
Today Poros consists of two islands: Spheria, which is the modern town of Poros, and Kalaureia, the larger and less populated island. The archaeological site of Kalaureia lies
on the island with the same name c. 6 km from Poros town, and can be approached by a winding road either from the town or from the village of Askeli on Kalaureia. [...]
Malthi is a fortified hilltop settlement overlooking the Soulima Valley in northern Messenia. It was excavated in the 1930s by Natan Valmin and the results were published in The Swedish Messenia Expedition, Lund 1938…
A new Greek-Swedish collaboration focusing on the ancient city of Hermione
Ancient Hermione is mostly hidden under the modern city. Photo: Jenny Wallensten
A Greek cityscape and its people. A study of Ancient Hermion/Hermione
In 2015, together with the Ephorate of Antiquities of Argolida, the Swedish Institute at Athens commenced work on a joint three-year study of Hermione or Hermion, an ancient
city known through written sources and archaeological remains identified through surveys and scattered rescue excavations. [...]