History is shaped by geography. How did its landscape, resources, and geographical location shape Athens? Which are the main periods of its history, and how do we define them? Which are the city’s most important sites, what was their function in the ancient city? Where are they located? How were they connected and what do we know about the ancient city’s road network? How has archaeological research changed our knowledge of Athens over time? How has Athens itself changed over time?
Led by Aristotle Koskinas, an Archaeologist and Licensed Guide who is an expert on Athens and its history, this seminar will teach us about the Archaeology of Ancient Athens. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased understanding of how Athens was in its heyday and how it evolved over time. They will also get a glimpse of how archaeologists piece together what the city looked like by fragments unearthed between – and below – modern structures.
Aristotle Koskinas studied classical archaeology and specialized in the study of rooftiles. For several years he participated in various excavations conducted by the Greek Ministry of Culture. He also took part in surface survey projects conducted the University of Thessaly and others. In 2003 he graduated from the Greek School of Tourist Guides and has since been working as a guide. He lectures on Greek history and archaeology, while continuing to study and publish material from excavations of the Ministry of Culture and participates in historical reenactment events.
This conversation is suitable for all ages.
90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.