The Mycenaean Foundation organizes special travel programs that offer a great vacation and a unique cultural experience in Greece, the cradle of western civilization and land of timeless beauty, but also the opportunity to help the Foundation sponsor archaeological field research in Greece through your participation and support the noble causes and mission of the Foundation.
The Greek Visions Land Expedition (May 20-30, 2020) is an all-inclusive 10-day luxury bus tour of exceptional places in Greece, including famous ancient and medieval sites like Athens, Mycenae, Tiryns, Epidaurus, Monemvasia, Mystras, Pylos, Olympia as well as landscapes of unparalleled natural beauty, such as the stunning shores of Nafplio, Monemvasia, Elafonissos, Voidokoilia or the breathtaking gorge of Vouraikos and the mountainous region of Kalavryta – a wide spectrum of Greek landscapes and timeless historical places. The Greek Visions Land Tour is designed for 16-20 people, it will be led by Professor Christofilis Maggidis (archaeologist, field director of excavations at Mycenae, President of the Mycenaean Foundation), and it includes 4- and 5-star hotel accommodation (2 nights at Nafplio, 2 nights at Monemvasia, 3 nights at Pylos, 3 nights in Athens), breakfast and one meal per day, transportation by luxury coach, welcome reception at the Melathron Center of the Mycenaean Foundation, a day-long cruise at the Navarino bay and Voidokoilia, hiking in the Vouraikos gorge, and private guided tours of archaeological sites and museums. The comprehensive price is $6,200 per person and a modest percentage of this price will allow the Mycenaean Foundation to support archaeological field research in Greece and philanthropy.
The Greek Odyssey Luxury Cruise (May 4-16, 2020) is a 12-day, elite, all-inclusive vacation in Greece including a 7-day luxury cruise on a private 100-foot yacht around the Peloponnese and select Greek islands (Spetses, Hydra, Monemvasia, Elaphonissos, Zakynthos, Kephalonia) and 5 days in Athens and Nafplio, led by Professor Christofilis Maggidis (archaeologist, field director of excavations at Mycenae, President of the Mycenaean Foundation). This elite package is exclusively designed for only 4 couples and offers superb personalized luxury, complete privacy, destinations of unparalleled beauty and ancient history, unique experiences, and all-inclusive, high-class services, such as a 6-member crew on the yacht serving you 24/7, stellar cabin accommodations, gourmet kitchen (chef), private dining on board, swimming on remote beaches of stunning beauty, private tours and exclusive behind-the-scenes visits to select sites and museums, a welcome reception at the Melathron Center of the Mycenaean Foundation, Byzantine Choir musical performance, special happenings and memorable experiences, luxury accommodation and dining in world-class hotels at Nafplion and Athens, limousine ground transportation, return to Athens by air. This is truly a unique experience of high-end luxury. The comprehensive price is $25,000-$28,000 per person (depending on selection of cabin accommodations) and a modest percentage of this price will allow the Mycenaean Foundation to support archaeological field research in Greece and philanthropy.
To join either of these special vacation programs offered by the Mycenaean Foundation or to receive more information, please email email@example.com
Watch the lecture of Prof. C. Maggidis (Roberts Chair in Archaeology, Dickinson College, and President of the Mycenaean Foundation) at the Institute of World Politics in Washington DC, entitled: Ancient and Modern Democracy: Ideology, Morphology, and Pathology (slideshow) (YouTube channel)
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Καλά Χριστούγεννα και Καλή Χρονιά!
Lecture of Prof. C. Maggidis (Roberts Chair in Archaeology, Dickinson College, and President of the Mycenaean Foundation) at Menlo, CA: "Ideology and Pathology of Democracy: Studying the Past, Shaping Our Future" (pdf)
Συνεντεύξεις του Προέδρου καθ. Χρ. Μαγγίδη στο Κανάλι της Βουλής (στην εκπομπή "Από Τόπο σε Τόπο"), στο STAR TV Κεντρικής Ελλάδας (Ειδήσεις από το 31:20' έως 47:20'), στο ΕΝΑ ΤV, Mag24 και στο LamiaReport.gr στα πλαίσια της αρχαιολογικής έρευνας στην κοιλάδα του Σπερχειού (MY.SPE.AR. Project) υπό την αιγίδα της Εφορείας Ευρυτανίας-Φθιώτιδας και με την υποστήριξη του Δήμου Λαμιέων και του Mycenaean Foundation.
Κανάλι Βουλής ("Από Τόπο σε Τόπο" 1:13:48 έως 1:18)
STAR TV Channel (από το 31:20' έως 47:20')
Eκτενές άρθρο και συνέντευξη του Προέδρου καθ. Χρ. Μαγγίδη για το Μυκηναϊκό Ίδρυμα και το επιστημονικό και κοινωφελές έργο του Ιδρύματος και του Αμερικανικού Κέντρου Αρχαιολογίας στις Μυκήνες στο ΠΡΩΤΟ ΘΕΜΑ: "Διεθνές πολιτιστικό κέντρο οι Μυκήνες"
Άρθρο για την πρώτη διεθνή επιστημονική παρουσίαση του θρόνου των Μυκηνών στο διεθνές αρχαιολογικό συνέδριο Aegaeum στη Βενετία (Απρίλιος 2018) στο ΠΡΩΤΟ ΘΕΜΑ: "Ο Θρόνος του Αγαμέμνονα στη Βενετία"
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)
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
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.
News article about ACAM: "Erasmus made in...USA at ancient Mycenae" by P. Savvidis (PROTO THEMA)
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: 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)
Lecture/reception photos: http://goo.gl/6H8XFl (code #7640)
International Press Conference (ΕΣΗΕΑ, Athens, June 14, 2016): Athenian/Macedonian Press Agency, Associated Press, CNN Greece, ERT, MEGA, STAR, TheTOC, AΝΤ1, ΠΡΩΤΟ ΘΕΜΑ, REALNEWS, ΤοΒΗΜΑ, ΚΑΘΗΜΕΡΙΝΗ, ΗΜΕΡΗΣΙΑ, Εφημερίδα Συντακτών, ΕΘΝΟΣ, ΑΥΓΗ, TheTIMES, DailyMail, New York Post, Fox News, National Post, Left.gr, News.gr, In.gr, iefimerida.gr, zougla.gr, mixanitouxronou.gr, Athina984.gr, Newsbeast.gr, LIFO, inews.gr, Directnews.gr, naftemporiki.gr, Αρχαιολογία, Popular Archaeology, Current World Archaeology, Ancient-Origins.net, Archaeology Magazine, Archaeology News Network, EuropeanPressPhotoAgency, holidayshop.gr, South China Morning Post, Xinhuanet, Signs of the Times, The Japan Times, worldwidegreeks.com, NDTV, Iran Daily, Daily Sabah, NewsCaf, Greek History Explorer
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 717-245-1014