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) on Thursday, June 16, 2016, 7:00 pm at the Theocharakis Foundation, Vasilissis Sofias 9, Athens. A reception will follow (cf. invitation). Contact number/RSVP: 694-6032000, firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.
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.
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 email@example.com or call 717-245-1014