Australian Archaeological Institute To Host Con’f On Zagora Site On Andros

The Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens in collaboration with the Archaeological Society at Athens and with the support of the Australian embassy, is planning to hold a conference in Athens on May 20-22 regarding the findings at the archaeological site of Zagora, on the Cyclades island of Andros. Prof. Marie Bashir, governor of New South Wales, is to officially open the conference at the Archaeological Society in Athens, 22 Panepistimiou Ave., on Sunday, May 20.

As the best-preserved settlement of the period, Zagora has been fundamental for understanding life in the Aegean during the 8th century BC – the period, which many scholars date Homer, the beginning of the Greek city-state (polis) and democracy in Athens. Thirty international experts will highlight new discoveries at Zagora and their contribution to better understanding the excavations, as well as examine similarities and differences among settlements of the Geometric period across the Hellenic world.


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