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Department of History and Archaeology



GIORGOS BOUROGIANNIS holds a first degree in history and archaeology (University of Athens), a Master of Science by Research in classical archaeology (University of Edinburgh) and a PhD in classical archaeology (University of Athens). He has worked as a contract archaeologist at the Greek Archaeological Service, as a curator at the Greek and Roman Department of the British Museum, and as a postdoctoral researcher at the Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities (Medelhavsmuseet) in Stockholm and at the Institute of Historical Research of the National Hellenic Research Foundation in Athens. Between 2018 and 2022 he was the principal investigator of a research project on ancient Cypriot Connectivity at the same institution. In addition, he has been a postdoctoral visiting fellow at the University of Cambridge – Faculty of Classics, and at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, under the Getty Scholars Programme “Phoenicians, Philistines and Canaanites: The Levant and the Classical world”. Currently he is an Early Career postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University – Center of Hellenic Studies. He has taught as adjunct faculty at the Universities of Athens, the Aegean (Rhodes) and at the Hellenic Open University. He has excavated extensively in Greece, Italy, Egypt, Cyprus and Lebanon, whereas he has organized and published two international conferences on ancient Cyprus. He is an active member of numerous research projects on Greece and the eastern Mediterranean, a member of the American Society of Overseas Research (ASOR) and of the editorial board of the Rivista di Studi Fenici (RSF).

Research Interests

  • Archaeology of the Early Iron Age Aegean
  • Archaeology of Cyprus and Phoenicia in the late second and early first millennia BC
  • Interconnections between the Aegean and the eastern Mediterranean in the Iron Age
  • Scripts and languages in the Aegean and the eastern Mediterranean during the early first millennium BC
  • State formation and the religious landscape of Early Iron Age Cyprus

Selected Publications

  1. Bourogiannis, G.(ed.), 2022: Beyond Cyprus: Investigating Cypriot connectivity in the Mediterranean from the Late Bronze Age to the end of the Classical period (Athens University Review of Archaeology Supplement 9), Athens (
  2. Bourogiannis, G.andC.Mühlenbock, C. (eds), 2016: Ancient Cyprus Today: Museum Collections and New Research (Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology Pocket-book184), Uppsala.
  3. Bourogiannis, G. 2021: Phoenician writing in Greece: Content, chronology, distribution and the contribution of Cyprus, in N. Chiarenza, B. D’Andrea and A. Orsingher (eds), LRBT: Dall’archeologia all’epigrafia. Studi in onore di Maria Giulia Amadasi Guzzo (Semitica et Classica Supplementa 3), Turnhout: Brepols: 99–127.
  4. Bourogiannis, G., 2019: Between Scripts and Languages: Inscribed intricacies from geometric and archaic Greek contexts, in P. Boyes and P. M. Steele (eds), Understanding Relations between Scripts II: Early Alphabets, Oxbow: Oxford and Philadephia, 151–180.
  5. Bourogiannis, G. 2018: The Phoenician presence in the Aegean during the Early Iron Age: Trade, settlement and cultural interaction, Rivista di Studi Fenici 46, 43–88.
  6. Papantoniou, G. & G. Bourogiannis 2018: The Cypriot extra-urban sanctuary as a central place: the case of Agia Irini, in G. Papantoniou and A.K. Vionis (eds), Central Places and Un-central Landscapes: Political Economies and Natural Resources in the Longue Durée (Land Special Issue 7, 139), 133–160, Basel

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NIKOLAS A. HAROKOPOS studied History and Archaeology at the University of Athens, and holds a M.Phil. and a Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology from the same University. Currently he is post-doctoral research fellow at the Department of History and Archaeology of the University of Athens, adjunct faculty at the Athens School of Fine Arts, where he teaches Classical Art and its reception in western culture, and tutor of Classical Archaeology at the Athens Tourist Guide School of the Greek Ministry of Culture. He has also participated in excavations and surveys in Attica, the island of Andros and Northern Greece. His doctoral dissertation on the iconography of old men and women in Archaic and Classical Greek art has been selected for publication in the series of the Saripoleio Foundation.

Research interests

  • Ancient Greek pottery and iconography
  • Ancient Greek religion
  • Ancient Greek garments
  • Receptions of the classical world
  • Archaeology of Athens and Attika

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IOANNIS VOSKOS holds a BA degree from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (N.K.U.A.) in Archaeology and History of Art (2003), a Master’s degree (Mphil in Mediterranean Archaeology - University of Glasgow, 2004-2005) and a PhD in prehistoric Archaeology (2013 - Department of History and Archaeology, N.K.U.A.). He has worked in the N.K.U.A. as a post-doctoral researcher (2017-2019, funded by the Greek State Scholarships Foundation) and as a tutor in various e-learning modules and taught Programmes (related to the Cypriot Prehistory and Minoan Archaeology, 2016-2021). He has also taught Cypriot and Phoenician Archaeology in undergraduate courses (Department of History and Archaeology - University of Crete, 2020-2021) and postgraduate seminars (Department of History and Archaeology - N.K.U.A., 2018, 2020). Currently, he is the principal investigator of the Neolithic and Chalcolithic Cyprus Project (NCCP, 2018-2021) funded by the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (HFRI) and the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT).

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Research interests

  • Cypriot prehistory and protohistory
  • Aegean prehistory
  • Prehistoric economy and socio-cultural change
  • Identities, ethnicity and population mobility

Selected publications

  1. Voskos, I. 2021. (in Greek) The Archaeology of Storage: Economy and Social Change in Cyprus during the Ceramic Neolithic and Chalcolithic Periods. AURA Supplement Series. Athens: AURA and Kardamitsa Publications.
  2. Voskos, I. 2019. “Constructing ‘traditions’: aspects of identity formation in the southern Ionian Islands during the Late Helladic period and the Iron Age”. Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology 32.1: 88−113.
  3. Mantzourani, E. and I. Voskos (eds) 2019. (in Greek) The Excavations at the Neolithic Settlement of Kantou Kouphovounos in Cyprus. Part B΄, The Moveable Finds. Vols 1-2. AURA Supplement 1. Athens: AURA and Kardamitsa Publications.
  4. Mantzourani, E., Kopanias, K. and I. Voskos. 2019. “A great king of Alašiya? The archaeological and textual evidence“. In From ‘LUGAL.GAL’ to ‘Wanax’. Kingship and Political Organisation in the Late Bronze Age Aegean, edited by J.M. Kelder and W.J.I. Waal: 95−130. Leiden: Sidestone Press.
  5. Voskos, I.2018. “Rethinking the ‘Cypriot paradox’: socio-economic change in Late Neolithic and Chalcolithic Cyprus“. In Communities in Transition: The Circum-Aegean Area During the 5th and 4th Millennia BC., edited by S. Dietz, F. Mavridis, Ž. Tankosić and T. Takaoğlu:  466−475. Monographs of the Danish Institute at Athens 20. Oxford: Oxbow books.
  6. Voskos, I. and A.B. Knapp. 2008. “Cyprus at the end of the Late Bronze Age: crisis and colonization or continuity and hybridization?” American Journal of Archaeology 112: 659−684

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