A new Greek-Swedish collaboration focusing on the ancient city of Hermione

Published: 2015-07-01

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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. The General Director of this project is Dr Alcestis Papadimitriou, Ephorate of Antiquities of Argolida, and Dr Jenny Wallensten is responsible for the Swedish team...


Published: 2015-06-23

Excavations at the Sanctuary of Poseidon at Kalaureia on Poros were recommenced in June 2015 under the direction of Arto Penttinen.

International symposium, 7-9 July, 2015

The gods of the Greeks liked things. Greek religion is inseparable from its temples, altars, statues, and votive offerings; the last of a dazzling variety, ranging from gleaming bronze tripods or elaborate gold jewellery, to simple terracotta figurines, used shoes and dirty pieces of clothing. As a corollary, to understand Greek religion one has to integrate into any study of its theology and rituals, its distinctive materiality. This conference examines this “distinctive materiality” on two levels: firstly, by examining the role of religious objects in human society and secondly, by looking at the significance that objects were thought to have for the gods themselves. The discussions will aim specifically at exploring the ancient Greek ideas on objects and their materiality, a perspective that has hitherto been given little attention.

Programme: The Stuff of the Gods

Poster: The Stuff of the Gods

Orfeas Wärdig Tsoukalas Quartet

Representing Sweden at Athens Jazz Festival, 2015

The Swedish Institute at Athens has invited the jazz band Orfeas Wärdig Tsoukalas Quartet to perform at the

  • 15th Athens Technopolis Jazz Festival on Friday June 5, 2015 at 21.00 hrs.

Before that a concert will also be held in the city of Kavala on Wednesday June 3 2015, at 21.00 hrs at Halil Bey or “Palia Mousiki”.

Aegean Lecture

J. Zurbach & R. Orgeolet, ˮReappraising Kirrha. New evidence on landscape, economy and society from Southern Phocisˮ

The Swedish Institute at Athens and Aegeus – Society for Aegean Prehistory invite you to the lecture:

Reappraising Kirrha. New evidence on landscape,
economy  and society from Southern Phocis

Julien Zurbach & Raphaël Orgeolet

Friday 22 May 2015, 19:00 (Μitseon 9, Acropolis Metro station).

Total from this group: 323

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