Location: Voula, Greece
Season: May 20, 2024 to June 15, 2024
Session Dates: MAY 20 – JUNE 15, 2024
Application Deadline: April 1, 2024
Deadline Type: Rolling
CYA (College Year in Athens) / DIKEMES
The excavation runs under the directorship of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Piraeus and the Islands of the Greek Ministry of Culture. CYA Professor John Karavas will be the course instructor at the field and during the evening classes.
Period(s) of Occupation: The importance of Aixonidai Halai, derived from its proximity to the city of Aixone (modern day Glyfada) and the valuable salt flats that existed along the coast. The site is located in the modern town of Voula, a coastal suburb some 20 kilometers from the center of Athens, known for its splendid sea-views and low pine hills. The site, near the church of “Aghios Nikolaos Pallon,” is in close proximity to the sea and close to the recently discovered Agora. Excavated for the first time in January 2008 by CYA students under the direction of the Greek Archeological Service, it contains ruins of large ancient blocks, suggesting the presence of a large and significant public building. Excavations to date have unearthed material from the Byzantine, Roman, Hellenistic and Classical periods, including a sarcophagus, three Roman kilns and a marble lion of as yet unknown date or purpose.
Project Size: 1-24 participants
Minimum Age: 18
Room and Board Arrangements:
Students will be residing in CYA student apartments. Sheets, blankets, towels, pillows and pillowcases will be provided. Please note that no meals will be provided and that students will be responsible for their own transportation to and from the excavation site. The monthly pass for all ground transportation (bus, metro, tram) costs 30 Euros and you will be able to purchase.
Students receive a transcript from CYA listing the class
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