|Map of Greece showing the locations of CIG fieldwork in 2013|
|Gold ring from the “Tiryns Treasure”|
|Model of the Citadel of Tiryns in the LH IIIC period|
|Ambassador Anghelopoulos at the University of Ottawa|
When I was in Ottawa at the end of September to give a lecture about the Institute and its work I had the pleasure of meeting the Ambassador of the Hellenic Republic to Canada, the Honorable Eleftherios Anghelopoulos. We talked about the opportunities for cooperation between the Institute and Greek Embassy relating to the upcoming exhibition of Greek artifacts in Montreal and Ottawa in late 2014 and 2015. Alas, we were not able to follow up on this topic before Ambassador Anghelopoulos retired at the end of April. The Board of Directors of the Institute (Prof. Gerry Schaus), the Ottawa Chapter of the Friends Association of the Institute (Ms. Helen Tryphonas) and the Museum of Classical Antiquities of the University of Ottawa (Dr. Antonia Holden) honored Ambassador Anghelopoulos with a plaque for his four years of service in Canada and, especially, for his generous and unflagging support of the public programs and exhibitions of the Museum. During his tenure as Ambassador to Canada, these organizations had benefitted from two collaborative projects commemorating respectively 75 years of Greek-Canadian diplomatic relations and the 150th anniversary of Constantine P. Cavafy. The mega-exhibit entitled “The Greeks: From Agamemnon to Alexander the Great” would not have been possible without the Ambassador’s perseverance and leadership as well as the relentless work of his staff at the Embassy.
|Presenting the plaque to Ambassador Anghelopoulos|