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Seminars and Events 2015
Aris Georgios Tsaravopoulos Lecture Series

Thursday June 18 2015, 3:00pm

The Laconian dimension of the everyday and religious life on Kythera

The archaeological discovery of new sanctuaries of characteristic Laconian deities on the Greek island of

Kythera demonstrates the island’s involvement in Laconian life and history.

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Thursday, 18 June 2015

3:00 pm

Martin Building Lecture Theatre

La Trobe University, Melbourne

Antikythera – Aegila: A Persian naval base and a pirates’ lair, the “Antikythera shipwreck” in the vortex of the Roman-Cretan war


This will be a presentation about the fortified city on the island of Antikythera and the historical conclusions, based on the archaeological finds and the epigraphic and philological testimonies.


After life as a chemical engineer and a TV producer, Aris Tsaravopoulos turned to archaeology. From 1980 until 2012 he was a member of the Archeological Service of the Greek Ministry of Culture. He has been involved with many Greek sites. For over twenty years he has worked on the island of Kythera and since 2000 he has conducted a systematic excavation on the island of Antikythera at the site called “Kastro”.


Thursday 18 June, 2015

5.00pm (refreshments from 4.30pm) 

Australian Institute of Archaeology, 

Terrace Way, McLeod

(La Trobe University, 

Building EC/TER 11, 

Melways 873-4, 

No parking restrictions after 4.45pm)


Contact: Henry Huggins, 0400 101 140


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2015 Petrie Oration

Samaria’s Ostraca House: Making Sense of a Complicated Context

Presented by Dr. Ron Tappy

Dr. Ron Tappy is the G. Albert Shoemaker Professor of Bible and Archaeology. He also serves as director of the Kelso Museum of Near Eastern Archaeology and as the project director and principal investigator of The Zeitah Excavations, an archaeological field project at Tel Zayit, Israel. In addition to completing graduate work at the Jerusalem University-College and the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, Tappy received an MATS degree  summa cum laude  from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and his AM and Ph.D. (with distinction) from Harvard University.

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Wednesday 6th May 2015

Thursday 7th May 2015, 5.00pm

Australian Institute of Archaeology, Terrace Way, McLeod

Public Lecture 

"Strangers at Home”: The Give and Take of Life in the Borderlands of Judah

Presented by Dr. Ron Tappy

6.30pm - 7.45pm

Theatre A - Room 106, Old Arts Building, The University of Melbourne, Parkville


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