ICS and British School at Athens Lecture: Thessaloniki, a Metro-polis through the centuries

ICS and British School at Athens Lecture: Thessaloniki, a Metro-polis through the centuries
Date
28 November 2018, 5.00pm - 7.00pm
Type
Lecture
Venue
Room 349, Third Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Description

Polyxeni Adam-Veleni,  Director General of Antiquities, Hellenic Ministry of Culture & Sports

During excavations of the Metropolitan Railway in modern Thessaloniki, significant antiquities were discovered on the site of seven new stations. These include a previous unknown town, the Roman-period cemetery of a rich village, and many burials in the eastern and western necropolis of ancient Thessaloniki. Excavations in two stations, in the heart of the ancient and modern city, have revealed the central marble avenue (the “decumanus maximus”) and the vertical streets (the “cardines”), two huge ellipsoid squares, and in addition shops, luxury residences and public buildings. Together these discoveries transform our understanding of ancient Thessaloniki from antiquity to the Byzantine Empire. 

 

 

Contact

Valerie James
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