Antikythera – Aegilia

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A public lecture by TV producer turned archaeologist Aris Tsaravopoulos aims to present the importance of the Antikythera shipwreck in the vortex of the Roman-Cretan war. The lecture is based on the archaeological finds and the epigraphic and philological testimonies on the island of Antikythera, known as Aegilia in antiquity.Aris Tsavopoulos will follow the history of the thriving fortified town, which bloomed between the fourth century BC to around 150AD due to its strategic position for maritime commerce.Modern-day archaeologists aim to create an archaeological park that will contribute to the island’s growth, which at present is inhabited by 20 people. Aris Tsaravopoulos has worked on the island of Kythera for more than 20 years as a member of the Archeological Service of the Greek Ministry of Culture, and since 2000 he has conducted a systematic excavation on the island of Antikythera at the site called Kastro.When: Monday 22 June 2015 at 6.00 pm Where: At the Australian Archaeological Institute, Level 4, Madsen Building University of Sydneylast_img

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