submitted by John Fardoulis on 02.03.2011
We're holding an information night on March 30th at Sydney University regarding archaeological digs taking place in Kythera during July this year.
Learn about plans regarding excavations at three different archaeological sites in Kythera that will take place during July this year, searching for clues left behind from mysterious ancient civilisations.
Looking for a special new adventure? How about connecting with Kythera on a really deep level?
Positions exist for weekly volunteers to assist Greek archaeologists excavate at Paliokastro, the location of Kythera’s ancient capital.
Or visit for a site tour to learn more about ancient Greek history and how archaeologists work.
An entire buried citadel exists under the side of a mountain, which is thought to have accommodated more than 1,000 people and spans a period of approximately 500 years before Christ. It was a Laconian-controlled outpost, under the protection of a garrison of Spartan Hoplites.
Special Guest: Dr Stavros Paspalas, Deputy Director, Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens
Who Should Attend?
* Potential volunteers who want to participate in Kytherian excavations in July.
* History buffs or anyone with an interest in exploration, adventure, ancient
civilisations or archaeology.
* Academics, students (particularly in archaeology), members of community groups, Hellenic committees.
* People who love Kythera.
* Anyone planning on being in Kythera/Greece during July.
Where: Sydney University, Centre of Classical and Near Eastern Studies Board Room, in the Madsen Building Level 4, Room 480 (one storey up and directly behind the building’s main foyer on the Eastern Avenue pedestrian mall).
Metered parking is available on campus at a reasonable rate.
When: Wednesday, March 30th, 6.45pm for a 7.15pm start
How Much: Free. Light refreshments will be served.
RSVP by March 23rd is esential. Space is strictly limited.
Please call Kathy Samios on (02) 9349 1849 or email john.fardoulis (at) gmail.com to secure your place.
More information is available in the flyer:
Check out the We Dig Kythira video here:
And some media coverage from last year;
SBS radio interview:
Neos Kosmos centre spread;
This information night is being generously supported by the Kytherian Association of Australia, in conjunction with the Sydney Friends of the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens.
Dr Wayne Mullen deserves special thanks for helping make the information night possible.
Excavations are being supported by the Nicholas Anthony Aroney Trust & Kytherian Association of Australia.
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