Thursday, March 28, 2013

Art, Archaeology & Greek Culture!

Archaeology & ancient history enthusiasts and Hellenophiles! 
Join Eurynome Journeys on a rare opportunity to explore the Art, Archaeology & Culture of Greece
with an archaeologist and art historian as your traveling companion. 

OCT 16-24 or with post-tour extension OCT 28, 2013
Fully escorted small group tour - only 15-22 participants (women & men)
Please reserve your space early to avoid disappointment.

Email or call 207.236.0110 for tour details and information packet

Rolf Winkes, Professor Emeritus at Brown University, will share his knowledge and passion for the ancient world, as you tour with him not only the iconic "must see" sites, but also lesser-known ones.  As we travel through Greece, you will enjoy informative talks in preparation for museum and site visits. Throughout the journey Rolf will focus on select artifacts, illuminating important aspects of Greek culture.  The highlight of the tour will be a visit to the archaeological site that Rolf himself excavated for more than a decade.  Join us on this special journey, a valuable and fascinating opportunity for the first time traveler to Greece or those returning for another look!

Athens :
Tour the archaeological site & museum of the Kerameikos, the ancient cemetery; the Agora, the ancient marketplace, & the Agora Museum; the Acropolis & the Acropolis Museum; the National Museum of Archaeology; the Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art; and the Melina Mercouri Cultural Center. 

Delphi: A full day excursion visiting the ancient site of the Oracle of Apollo and museum.
On the Island of Corfu: 
Tour the site Rolf himself spent twelve summers excavating, at the Palaiopolis with its Mon Repos Museum; tour the island’s scenic countryside and traditional villages; visit the National Gallery Annex and Byzantine Museum; and experience the monuments of Corfu’s rich contemporary history as well as the beautiful 19th century Achilleion palace.
An optional extension:
Travel to mainland Greece, through the rugged mountains of Epirus to its capital Ioannina, with its rich and unique history, on to Metsovo, famed for its cheese and wine, and ending with the incredible cloisters of Metéora, suspended high in the cliffs above!

More about our Archaeologist: Professor Rolf Winkes grew up in Germany, where he did his graduate study in Classical Archaeology, Ancient Greek, Ancient and Prehistoric Archaeology, as well as Egyptology and Early Christian Art and Philosophy. In 1969, he was invited to Brown University, where he taught art and archaeology until 2008.  He co-founded the Center for Old World Archaeology and Art, which was renamed the Joukowsky Institute and today is one of the leading archaeological institutes in the world; and has traveled to two dozen countries on three continents. Rolf spent 12 seasons excavating the Palaipolis of Corfu, beginning in 1986, and later worked at the site of Tongobriga in Portugal. He has taught and published on a diverse number of subjects ranging from the early Greek period until the rise of Christianity, and the influence of the ancient world on later periods. He is now Professor Emeritus of Classical Archaeology, the History of Art and Architecture, and Old World Archaeology and Art at Brown University. He and his wife Mary, a painter, live in Damariscotta, Maine, where he volunteers his time teaching courses at Coastal Senior College.

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