Born in Greece, Maria (Molly) Anastassiathe received a thorough classical education with several honorary distinctions and awards for academic excellence. Molly graduated from the University of Athens, School of Philosophy (B.A. in History, 1988); she continued her graduate studies at Bryn Mawr College, Department of Greek, on a graduate scholarship and received her M.A. degree in Ancient Greek in 1997.


Heidi Dierckx earned a Ph.D. in 1992 from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and my B.A. and M.A from the University of Durham, England. In 1992 she started teaching at Culver-Stockton College in Missouri and moved in 1998 to Elmira College, where she has taught since. At Elmira College, she teaches courses in the areas of ancient history (Greece, Rome and the Near East), Greek and Roman art and archaeology as well as ancient Greek and classical mythology.

GEORGILAS, Efstratios

Stratis GEORGILAS was called to the Athens’ Bar in 1994.  He is the Head of Chambers at G-H Law Chambers in Athens (2001 to this date). He holds a Master of Law Degree, LL.M. (i) (Cantab.) from Cambridge University, where he studied at Hughes Hall and the Faculty of Law (1994).

HITSIOU, Elissavet

Elissavet (Elli) Hitsiou studied archaeology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and received her PhD from the Department of Archaeology, the University of Sheffield, England, working on Neolithic pottery from northern Greece. At a post-doctoral level, she was awarded the Geoarchaeology Fellowship (2005-2006) and the Malcolm H. Wiener Visiting Research Professorship (2006-2007) of the Wiener Laboratory, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Greece. Elli conducted integrated ceramic analysis on Late Classical (end of 5th – early 4th c.

KORKA, Eleni

Dr Elena Korka graduated from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Department of History and Archaeology), obtained an MA degree from the University of Laverne in California, and a PhD thesis from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

KOUSOULIS, Panagiotis

Panagiotis Kousoulis is an Associate Professor of Egyptology at the Department of Mediterranean Studies of the University of the Aegean (Rhodes, Greece) and Director of the Laboratory for the Ancient World of the Eastern Mediterranean. He studied Archaeology and History of Art at the National and Capodistrian University of Athens and Egyptology at the University of Birmingham and University of Liverpool (United Kingdom).

LANTZAS, Catherine

Dr. Lantzas is a graduate of Dickinson College's Archaeology program. She went on to study the Late Bronze to Iron Age transition in the Argolid and Methana Peninsula at the University of Sheffield, UK. She has worked with the DEPAS project since 2004. Her research interests are the ceramic material and metal objects from the Lower Town excavations, dating from the Early Protogeometric periods onwards.

LERIOU, Anastasia

Anastasia Leriou studied at the University of Athens, from which she graduated with an Honours BA degree in Greek Archaeology. After winning a scholarship by the Greek Archaeological Committee U.K., she went on to pursue postgraduate studies at the Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity, University of Birmingham. The title of the doctoral thesis, which was completed in 2005 is The Aegean presence in Cyprus during the period 1200-900 BC: a reassessment.

LIANOS, Nikolaos

Professional Education and Training University: University of Rome La Sapienza, School of Architecture, 
- International Centre for Conservation (Rome)-ICCROM-UNESCO. Area of Interest: Architectural Conservation 1977.
- Diploma (Ms) in Architectural Conservation, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, School of Monument Restoration and Conservation, (Scuola di perfezionamento per lo studio ed il restauro dei Monumenti) 1984.
- Ph.D. in History of Architecture and Urbanism, University of Rome, “La Sapienza” 1992.

MAGGIDIS, Christofilis

MAGGIDIS, Christofilis

Born in Greece, Christofilis Maggidis received a thorough classical education in the Classical Lyceum of the Anavryta School, and the University of Athens (B.A. in History and Archaeology, 1988), being awarded several honorary distinctions and scholarships for excellence. He further pursued graduate studies on prestigious fellowships (Fulbright, William Penn, and Charles Williams Fellowships) at the University of Pennsylvania (Ph.D.


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