Dr Christos Tsirogiannis is a forensic archaeologist researching trafficking networks of illicit antiquities; he regularly identifies illicit antiquities in the market and assists the authorities in repatriation processes. Having studied Archaeology and History of Art in the University of Athens, he worked for the Greek Ministries of Culture and Justice from 1994 to 2008, excavating throughout Greece and recording antiquities in private hands.
Born in Athens, he holds a diploma in Physics (1979, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki -AUTH), a M.Sc. in Exploration Geophysics (1980, Leeds University, U.K.) and a Doctorate in Geophysics (1985, AUTH). He has been trained as a resident geophysical programmer by the Western Geophysical Company, Hounslow-London (1988), on behalf of the Greek Public Petroleum Company (currently Hellenic Petroleum). He was visiting researcher at York University, U.K., (1990) and visiting professor at the Colorado School of Mines, U.S.A., (1994). Prof. Grigorios N.