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The International Hellenic University has secured its own archaeological excavation!

About 20km from the city of Thessaloniki, in the village of Neo Rysio, the School of Humanities of the International Hellenic University launches its first educational excavation.

IHU Educational Archaeological Excavation


The site is called “Trapeza of Neo Rysio – Kardia”, which covers an area of about 20km2, and will be archaeologically investigated for the first time. According to the first indications, there seems to have been an ancient settlement there that pre-existed the founding of Thessaloniki (316/5 BC).

Our postgraduate students will be able to participate in the excavation, which will be offered as an elective course in both Postgraduate Programmes of our School from the following academic year, 2016-2017

During our first season (June 2016), we will be conducting a survey, as well as cleaning the wall that surrounds the upper part of the site, so that it can be accurately drawn by our architect.

More news coming soon!

The excavation is funded by the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation

The Director of the excavation is Assistant Professor Manolis Manoledakis


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