4 December 2014 Start
4 December 2014 End
7.00 p.m. Time
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Excavations at the cemeteries of ancient Pydna

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Matthaios Besios and Athena Athanasiadou will introduce the topic “Ανασκαφές στα Νεκροταφεία της Πύδνας” (Excavations at the cemeteries of Pydna).

The lecture will focus on the cemeteries of ancient Pydna, which will be examined in two groups: those of the 5th century B.C., when Pydna was the most important port of the Macedonian kingdom as well as its largest urban center and those of the Late Classic period until the middle of the 2nd century B.C., during the time of the great expansion of the Macedonian kingdom with Philip B initially, the time of Alexander the Great and finally the decline of the kingdom and its reformation to the first province of Rome in the East in 148 B.C. The lecture will also focus on grave types and burial practices, as well as their change and variation over time.