Asea is located in the heart of the Peloponnese. The Asea valley was inhabited, first in the Middle/Upper Paleolithic period (ca. 40.000 B.P) by people making their living from hunting and fishing. During most of the Neolithic period and the Bronze Age there were several villages in the valley, of which the most important one was located on the Asea Paleokastro hill.
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Aphidna was in Classical times one of the Attic demes and an important fort protecting the northern Attic border. The fortress is situated on the acropolis of Kotroni on the northwestern edge of the Marathon Lake.
From 2010 onwards the Swedish Institute and the Archaeological Ephorate in Lamia have jointly been carrying out archaeological investigations in the western Spercheios Valley, in the modern municipality of Makrakomi, as part of the Makrakomi Archaeological Landscapes Project (MALP) under the general direction of the director of the Ephorate, Maria-Photeini Papakonstantinou…
Lecture Hall, Acropolis Museum, Dionysiou Areopagitou 15
The work of the Swedish Institute at Athens in 2014
Arto Penttinen, Director
Meandering liquids – libation rituals in Minoan open-air contexts
Monica Nilsson, Assistant Director
Gustav Karlsson (1909–1995) was a Swedish classicist and Byzantinologist who donated his library to the Institute.
Held since 2009, the Gustav Karlsson lectures are organized biannually in order to enhance the status of Byzantinology as an academic topic in Sweden.
Martin Persson Nilsson (1874–1967) was a Swedish philologist, and a scholar of the Greek and Roman religious systems. In his prolific studies, he combined the literary evidence with the archaeological evidence, linking historic and prehistoric evidence for the evolution of the Greek mythological cycles…
Lecture Hall, Acropolis Museum, Dionysiou Areopagitou 15 The Work of the Swedish Institute at Athens in 2013 Arto Penttinen , Director Climate, environment and past societies. What do we want to know – and why? [...]