Thursday, August 1, 2013

Kalo Mina!

It is that time of year! As of today we are closed for the Institute’s annual August recess. On Tuesday, September 3rd we re-open at 9:00 am for the 2013/14 academic year.

View from Palaikastro, Crete
Don’t fret or have any fears, our loyal readers! Each Friday in August you will be treated to a guest blogger. Jacques Perreault (Universite de Montreal) will update you on the Canadian-Greek excavations at ancient Argilos in Macedonia. Brendan Burke (University of Victoria) has many new and interesting finds from the akropolis of Eleon in eastern Boeotia. Margriet Haagsma (University of Alberta) will share with you how they finished uncovering Building 10 at Kastro Kallithea in southern Thessalia. Our intrepid volunteer Chris Stewart, who spent a week at Kastro Kallithea, will tell you about the aerial photography that they did at the site using a balloon to support the camera. Our members have been very busy this summer, eh!

Old house at Monastiraki, Ierapetra
So, Jonathan is off to the UK, Naxos, Amorgos and Koufonisi for his well-deserved vacation. You can follow most of his moves on facebook, of course! We’re here in Crete (soon joined by my older son and his two children/my grandchildren from England). At the end of the month we head to Koufonisi and Naxos before returning to start the fall program.

Enjoy the hot Greek summer where ever you find it! See you in September…………….

Kalo Kalokairi!
David Rupp

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