Presenter: Dr Dora Constantinidis
Who lies within the walls of the “Amphipolis tomb”?
This is a penultimate question to the enigmatic funerary monument which so far is the largest that has been uncovered in all of Greece.To date the discoveries have generated more questions than have been definitively answered. This lecture will present a glimpse at only some of these discoveries and their probable significance.
By exploring the tomb one chamber at a time the audience will have the opportunity to reflect on the ultimate question of why create such places of commemoration.
Most archaeologists have excavated a tomb or two or more. This is true for Dora who has excavated at sites in Syria and Greece, which included the site of ancient Dion.
Dora completed her undergraduate degree in Middle Eastern Archaeology at the University of Melbourne. Then for her Doctorate at the University of Athens, Dora investigated the Bronze Age buildings at the site of Akrotiri with a computer program (GIS).
Now back at the University of Melbourne as a research Fellow in Archaeology, Dora’s focus is on how computers can assist archaeologists and cultural heritage.
Her current research in the Computing and Information Systems department is on developing an app for citizen heritage. Dora has also developed a new subject: “Heritage Informatics” (FIT5204) which is taught at the Prato campus of Monash University.
Dora has an ongoing interest in using Information Technology to record, analyse and help preserve Cultural Heritage for future generations.
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