April 2018:

Το Μυκηναϊκό Ίδρυμα τιμά σήμερα (2 Απριλίου 2018) τη ζωή, την προσωπικότητα, την προσφορά και τη μνήμη του Αίαντα-Δημήτρη Ντάση (1937-2018), αγαπημένου φίλου, συνεργάτη και ευεργέτη του Ιδρύματος. Ο θάνατός του είναι μεγάλη απώλεια για τους οικείους του, συγγενείς και φίλους, και για όλους όσους άγγιξε απλόχερα με αγάπη και γέλιο. Οι σημαίες του Ιδρύματος κυματίζουν μεσίστιες επί τριήμερο σε ένδειξη πένθους και απότιση φόρου τιμής στον αγαπημένο φίλο Αίαντα. 

"Ο αληθινός τάφος των νεκρών είναι οι καρδιές των ζωντανών" (Tacitus)


March 2018:

Διάλεξη (Πανεπιστήμιο Πελοποννήσου): "Ο 'Θρόνος του Αγαμέμνονα': η αρχαιολογική ανακάλυψη και ταύτιση του ανακτορικού θρόνου των Μυκηνών" 

ΧΡΙΣΤΟΦΙΛΗΣ ΜΑΓΓΙΔΗΣ (Associate Professor of Archaeology, Dickinson College, President of the Mycenaean Foundation, Field Director of the Lower Town excavations at Mycenae, Director of Glas).

Αμφιθέατρο 'Ν. Πολίτης', Τμήμα Ιστορίας, Αρχαιολογίας και Διαχείρισης Πολιτισμικών Αγαθών, Πανεπιστήμιο Πελοποννήσου, 26 Μαρτίου 2018, 7 μμ 


September 2017:

The Mycenaean Foundation and the University of South Carolina jointly established the American Center for Archaeology at Mycenae (www.acamycenae.org), which will offer an undergraduate study abroad program for American and foreign students. The application gateway is now open and the program will commence in May 2018. The USC and the MF are currently conglomerating an academic consortium of select American and European universities.


August 2017: 

News article about ACAM: "Erasmus made in...USA at ancient Mycenae" by P. Savvidis (PROTO THEMA)


June 2017:

Lecture (En Lamia 2017): "Political Geography of the Mycenaean World: Palatial Centers and Periphery - Recent Archaeological Discoveries and New Research Prospects"

by CHRISTOFILIS MAGGIDIS (Associate Professor of Archaeology, Dickinson College, President of the Mycenaean Foundation, Field Director of the Lower Town excavations at Mycenae, Director of Glas)

Lecture video: Star Channel & report/photos: Mag24 


June 2016: 

Lecture: The ‘THRONE OF AGAMEMNON’ - The archaeological discovery and identification of the royal throne of Mycenae 

by CHRISTOFILIS MAGGIDIS (Associate Professor of Archaeology, Dickinson College, President of the Mycenaean Foundation, Field Director of the Lower Town excavations at Mycenae) 

Thursday, June 16, 2016, 7:00 pm at the Theocharakis Foundation, Vasilissis Sofias 9, Athens. A reception will follow (cf. invitation). Contact number/RSVP: 694-6032000mycenaeanarch@gmail.com

Lecture/reception photos: http://goo.gl/6H8XFl 

International Press Conference (ΕΣΗΕΑ, Athens, June 14, 2016): Athenian/Macedonian Press Agency, Associated PressCNN GreeceERTMEGASTARTheTOCAΝΤ1ΠΡΩΤΟ ΘΕΜΑREALNEWSΤοΒΗΜΑΚΑΘΗΜΕΡΙΝΗΗΜΕΡΗΣΙΑ, Εφημερίδα Συντακτών, ΕΘΝΟΣΑΥΓΗTheTIMESDailyMail, New York Post, Fox News, National PostLeft.gr, News.grIn.gr, iefimerida.grzougla.gr, mixanitouxronou.gr, Athina984.gr, Newsbeast.gr, LIFOinews.grDirectnews.grnaftemporiki.grΑρχαιολογία, Popular Archaeology, Current World ArchaeologyAncient-Origins.net, Archaeology MagazineArchaeology News NetworkEuropeanPressPhotoAgency, holidayshop.gr, South China Morning Post, Xinhuanet, Signs of the Times, The Japan Timesworldwidegreeks.com, NDTV, Iran Daily, Daily SabahNewsCaf, Greek History Explorer


June 2016:

Dr. Wiener's visit to the Melathron at Mycenae: Dr. M. Wiener and Mrs. Carolyn Wiener with two of their children visited Mycenae on June, 8, 2016 to tour the citadel and the archaeological excavation of the Lower Town, view the recently discovered throne, and inspect the restoration project of the Melathron at Mycenae and the impressive Wiener Library, which was sponsored by the M. Wiener Foundation and the INSTAP. Dr. M. Wiener, a renowned archaeologist (Aegean prehistorian), lawyer, businessman, philanthropist, and major benefactor of Greek prehistoric archaeology, is the founder of the M.H. Wiener Foundation, the INSTAP and INSTAP Center in East Crete, the M. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, trustee or board member of many organizations (as well as past president and vice-president of the Mycenaean Foundation), recipient of many awards and recognitions (including the Gold Cross of the Order of the Phoenix by the Hellenic Republic), member of many academies and honorary doctorate holder at many universities around the globe (including Dickinson College and the University of Athens). The excavations of the Lower Town at Mycenae and the archaeological investigation of Glas are among the 3000 projects in the last 30 years that have received generous funding from the INSTAP ($401,000), also co-sponsored by Dickinson College ($ 1,393,000), the Mycenaean Foundation, and the M. Wiener Foundation. Dr. and Mrs. Wiener were impressed with the restoration of the facilities of the Mycenaean Foundation, although, to their dissapointment, they were not able to view the throne fragment from close up, as they were not allowed entrance to the storerooms of the Museum of Mycenae, at the order of the Ephor of Antiquities of the Argolida, even with the permission and in the presence of the excavator... The members of the excavation teams of Mycenae and Glas, archaeologists, students, and workers alike, express their gratitude to Dr. Wiener for his unfailing support, advice, and confidence in our work.


June 2016:

Prof. C. Maggidis with His Excellency the President of the Hellenic Republic, Mr. Prokopios Pavlopoulos, Dr. M. Wiener, and Mrs. Sofia Voultepsi, Member of the Hellenic Parliament and Minister, at the reception of the M.H. Wiener Lab of the ASCSA.


December 2015:

Press Releases about the discovery of the throne of the Mycenaean palace at Mycenae: Press Release #1 (EN) and Press Release #2 (EN)

Δελτίο Τύπου σχετικά με την ανακάλυψη του λίθινου θρόνου του Μυκηναϊκού ανακτόρου στις Μυκήνες: Δελτίο Τύπου #1 (GR) και Δελτίο Τύπου #2 (GR)


October 2014:

The Mycenaean Foundation has initiated negotiations to conglomerate an academic consortium of select U.S. and Greek colleges and universities in order to establish an international Center for Archaeology on its privately-owned campus at Mycenae. The Center will offer an undergraduate semester/year study abroad program for American students and a Master's program for Greek and foreign graduate students. For more information, contact Professor Christofilis Maggidis: e-mail maggidic@dickinson.edu or call 717-245-1014