The shackled men of Phaleron: A 3D-model of a mass-grave found in the Phaleron Delta Cemetery

A collaboration between the Ephorate of Antiquities of Piraeus and the Islands and the Swedish Institute at Athens

Published: 2021-09-09

<p>Fig.1: The location of the cemetery, the probable total area, as seen in the actual Phaleron Bay from NW. <em><sup>©</sup>Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports. Ephorate of Antiquities of Pireus and Islands</em>.</p>

Fig.1: The location of the cemetery, the probable total area, as seen in the actual Phaleron Bay from NW. ©Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports. Ephorate of Antiquities of Pireus and Islands.

The Phaleron Delta cemetery is spatially delimited by the sandy deposits of Phaleron Bay, most of which are not visible today due to the continuous earthworks that were initated at the beginning of the last century and continue uninterruptedly to this day. Excavations at the cemetery began in the late 19th century, continued in the early years of the 20th century and are being pursued to this day after a 100-year hiatus. (Fig.1) It is a spatially extended coastal cemetery, outside of the boundaries and the walls of Athens, but very close to its first harbour. Based on the excavation data, the period of its use can be placed from the last decades of the 8th century BC until the 4th century BC.

The Kalaureia Excavation Project 2021

Published: 2021-09-30

<p>Fig. 1: Feature 3 (formed by lower walls) with the newly exposed Roman walls situated above it. Looking south.</p>

Fig. 1: Feature 3 (formed by lower walls) with the newly exposed Roman walls situated above it. Looking south.

In 2021 the excavations at ancient Kalaureia (Poros) were continued in Area L, situated in a part of the site presumably belonging to the ancient settlement outside of the sanctuary of Poseidon. Previous investigations in Area L between 2015 and 2018 have revealed several structures that date from Classical times until the early Roman period. Given the finds of multiple storage vessels (pithoi) and a press stone dating to the Hellenistic period as well as spaces containing debris of cooking vessels and fine ware pottery, we believe that much of the area was used for cooking and dining.

GAVRA

The story of a Greek village and its citizen

Published: 2021-09-29

Τhe Swedish Institute at Athens, the Greek Cultural House in Stockholm and THEMELIO Editions invite you to the presentation of the book

of Gunnar OLOFSSON and Τhomas THOMELL

GAVRA
The story of a Greek village
and its citizen

Wednesday oktober 6, 2021, at. 7.30 p.m., at the  Association of Greek Archaeologists’ garden (Συλλόγου Ελλήνων Αρχαιολόγων), Ermou 134, Thiseio.

Athens Garden Festival: Social Circus

Discover the Circus Arts!

Published: 2021-09-23

Trainers in circus arts, such as juggling, monocycling, acrobatics, stilt technique, and rhythm games, will come together at Pedion Tou Areos to share their knowledge with you. Young and old, locals, visitors, and newcomers, everyone is welcome to an afternoon of playing rhythm games and dancing to circus tunes, with our juggling balls, our rings, and our aerial installation.

Sunday 26 September at 4 p.m.-7 p.m. at Pedion Tou Areos.


Athens Garden Festival: Bees and Buzz

Bee Spot in Kitsiki park, Kolonaki

Published: 2021-09-21

We are transforming Kitsiki park to a bee friendly oasis in the grey city center. Join us and help us create a Bee Spot with The Bee Camp team! Together we will create a safe haven for the city bees and other pollinators. With natural materials, we will make an insect hotel for the city bees and we will plant bee friendly plants that provide pollen and nectar all year long to the starving bee urban populations. Join us to make the center of Athens more greener and more bee friendly while learning all about biodiversity, bees and their important role! This event is part of the Bees & Buzz activities, that aims to create awareness on the protection of the urban biodiversity, focusing on the vital role of parks and green spaces for supporting pollinators in urban environments.

Sunday 26 September at 11.00, Kitsiki park, entrance from Deinokratous street.


Athens Garden Festival: Bees and Buzz

Pollen go round

Published: 2021-09-20

An interactive educational workshop for families created by the multidisciplinary team of The Bee Camp on the importance of the bees for the planet. Through interactive activities and games for families we aim to raise awareness about the important role of the bees, their role on pollination and the issues they face on a world level. The participants will be invited to explore life in the hive through a theater game and learn all about how they can take actions to protect the bees! This event is part of the Bees & Buzz activities, that aims to create awareness on the protection of the urban biodiversity, focusing on the vital role of parks and green spaces for supporting pollinators in urban environments.

Saturday 25 September at 12.00, outdoor space by the Children’s library, National Garden.


Athens Garden Festival: Bees and Buzz

Bees in the city: Could urban environments support pollinators?

Published: 2021-09-19

Αn open roundtable discussion in English with European experts on the importance of bees and other pollinators in the urban environment as well as the role of the cities and the urban citizens on their conservation.

Thursday 23 September 19.00 EEST (online, on Zoom).

Register via email swedinst@sia.gr

Athens Baroque Festival

Published: 2021-09-18

Athens Baroque Festival

Subscribe to our YouTube channel and watch all the upcoming concerts! https://bit.ly/2WTSjT5

8/10 - Ensemble Diverse and Bizarre & Stamatis Pavlous (Greece)
10/10 - Ex Tempore (Germany, France, Greece)
12/10 - Ensemble Utile Dulci (Sweden)
14/10 - Young Baroque - Mini Concert (Greece)

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