On March 24th, 2011, the Classics Department was honoured to host a visit by Professor and Mrs. Christos Doumas. Professor Doumas gave a lecture entitled "Akrotiri: A Cosmopolitan Bronze Age Harbour Town in the Mediterranean" to Dr. Fabio Colivicchi's CLST 129 archaeology class.
Professor Doumas is a Greek archaeology professor emeritus at the University of Athens. During his career he was the curator of antiquities in Attica (on the Athenian Acropolis), in the Cyclades, in the Dodecanese Islands and in the Northern Aegean islands. He conducted excavations and organized many museum exhibitions in different regions of Greece. Professor Doumas also served as curator of the Prehistoric Collections of the National Archaeological Museum of Athens. Moreover, he became the Director of Antiquities and the Director of Conservation at the Hellenic Ministry of Culture. Since 1975, Professor Doumas has been the Director of Excavations at Akrotiri on the island of Thera (Santorini), as a successor to Spyridon Marinatos. He has published several books and scholarly articles on Aegean archaeology and particularly about the cultures of the Aegean islands.
Back row, left to right - Dr. Fabio Colivicchi, Emeritus Professor Richard Hope Simpson,
Dr. Anne Foley (Head of Department), Mrs. and Dr. Christos Doumas, Dr. Bernard Kavanagh, Terry Smith.
Centre, left - Dr. Cristiana Zaccagnino.
Front Row, left to right - Scott Walker, Catrina Caira, Hugo Whitfield (Classics and Master of Art
Conservation (MAC) students).