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ΜΑ in Greek and Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology

ΜΑ in Greek and Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology

Athens, Greece

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About A one-year Master’s program taught in English, devoted to the advanced study of the archaeology of Greece, Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean.
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Mission The program aims to provide its students with the systematic knowledge, critical thinking, and communication skills required to assess the archaeological record as professional researchers or specialists an in-depth, through a systematic account of the evidence, the methodologies, and the current debates on Greek and Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology.
Description ΜΑ in Greek and Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology: from the Bronze Age Palaces to the Hellenistic Kingdoms.

A one-year Master’s program, running from September 2017, taught in English, at the Department of History and Archaeology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. The program is devoted to the advanced study of the archaeology of Greece, the wider area of the Aegean, Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean, including Mesopotamia.

The program combines an in-depth, systematic account of the evidence, the methodologies, and the current debates on Greek and Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology. Themes of interest range from the emergence of the Minoan and Mycenaean palaces and the great empires of the eastern Mediterranean, such as the Hittites and the Assyrians, to the formation and decline of the Greek city-state or the polis, the rise of Alexander the Great, the world of the East Mediterranean during the time of his successors, including the perception and importance of Greek and Eastern Mediterranean heritage today. The program consists of three core and three optional modules out of a wide range of available electives. Each module is assessed by a 3500-5000 words essay.

All modules include day trips to archaeological sites and museums within Athens and its environs; besides these, students are expected to participate in a series of longer fieldtrips around Greece, including the Peloponnese, Central Greece and Macedonia, as well as the islands of Santorini, Naxos, and Crete. During Spring semester, students are welcome to attend, on a voluntary basis and subject to their academic schedule, the Departmental Archaeological Excavation in Marathon (mid-April to late-May).

The program aims to provide its students with the systematic knowledge, critical thinking, and communication skills required to assess the archaeological record as professional researchers or specialists. While ideal for archaeology graduates, this program is also suitable for those with a
Founded 21 June, 2016

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