The Australian Institute of Macedonian Studies is organising a lecture on “Amphipolis – Who is in the tomb?”, With a speaker Dr. Theodora Konstantinidis, University of Melbourne. The lecture will take place in the Lecture Hall of the Pan-Macedonian Association of Melbourne and Victoria, 470 Queens Parade, Clifton Hill, on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at 7.00 pm.

The speech of the archaeologist Dr. Theodora Konstantinidis, a researcher at the University of Melbourne, will focus on the mystery that covers the tomb of Amphipolis and to whom it belongs.

Who is lying behind the walls of the tomb of Amphipolis, is the main question for the enigmatic burial monument of Amphipolis, which so far is the largest that has been discovered in Greece.

The discoveries so far have raised more questions than have been answered. The lecture will present some of these discoveries and their importance for exploring the mystery.

Most archaeologists have excavated a tomb or two or more. This also applies to Dr. Theodora Konstantinidis, who participated in excavations in various areas in Greece and Syria, including Dion.

Dr. Konstantinidi completed her studies in Middle Eastern Archaeology at the University of Melbourne. Then, in the framework of her doctoral dissertation at the University of Athens, Theodora explored the Bronze Age buildings in the Cape of Thera with a special computer program (GIS).

She is currently working at the University of Melbourne as an Archaeologist, and her field of research is how computers can assist archaeologists in recording, analyzing and preserving Cultural Heritage for future generations.

One of her works concerns research in the department of Informatics and Information Systems for the development of an application for the citizen and the cultural heritage Dr. Konstantinidis has also developed a new program: “Cultural Heritage Informatics” (FIT5204), which is taught in Prato, Italy, a branch of Monash University. Dr. Konstantinidis’s constant interest is the use of information technology in the recording, analysis and preservation of Cultural Heritage for future generations.

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