Marble head of a Kore from the Acropolis of Athens (ca 490 BC). Acropolis Museum, Νο. 684. Αρχαιολογική Εφημερίς 1883, pl. 6.
I woke with this marble head in my hands; it exhausts my elbow and I don’t know where to put it down
George Seferis, Mythistorema 3 (1940)
Detail from the “Ring of Nestor” (ca 16th c. BC). Ashmolean Museum. A. Evans, The Palace of Minos III (1930), pl. XXa.
In our night one firefly, ancient people’s memory, faintly glimmers
Costis Palamas, Moloch (1904)
Statue of a youth, by Stephanos (ca. 50 BC). Rome, Villa Albani. Annali dell’Instituto di Corrispondenza Archeologica 37 (1865), pl. D.
The statues are for gazing at them and to understand a joy inside you
Eleni Saranti, The garden with the statues (1980)
Amazonomachy scene (4th c. BC). Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. Α. de Laborde, Collection des vases grecs de Mr. le Comte de Lamberg (1813), pl. XX.
My only care my language on the shores of Homer
Odysseus Elytis, The Axion Esti (1959)
Μosaic in Hagia Sophia, Constantinople (10th c. AD). W. Salzenberg, Alt-christliche Baudenkmale von Constantinopel (1854), pl. XXVII.
I take hold of your ancient hand, my beloved Greece, I kiss your bitter pulse and listen
Thanassis Venetis, On clouds of madness (1984)

The Archaeologist's Home begins the new academic year with an educational programme for children of 5-7 year old. Through a playful narrative, children understand the way the earth safeguards the ruins within it, as well as the secrets of people who lived and created in previous eras. The children gradually understand the logic of the stratigraphic sequences, which is so common in cities that have been inhabited for thousands of years, such as Athens. They become acquainted with the importance of the work of archaeologists: to open the ‘book of the earth’, to read through the findings, and ultimately to reconstruct the history of our city.

Archaeologist's Home launches a series of archaeological seminars. The first seminar, entitled "Greeks: to where and from where? An archaeological and interdisciplinary search in space and time", is carried out in collaboration with Aegeus - Society for Aegean Prehistory. In this seminar of ten thematic lessons, Dr. Theodoros G. Giannopoulos will examine the evolution of Greeks, "from where" (πόθεν) and "to where" (ποῖ δὴ), in a diachronic and interdisciplinary way. The seminar will present the latest scientific developments on the origins of Greek civilisation, through the relevant research work of the speaker.



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