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OPEN LECTURE: The Occupancy of the Amphipolis Tomb
OPEN LECTURE: The Occupancy of the Amphipolis Tomb
25.10.2018 19.00 h
The Ithacan Philanthropic Society - Melbourne


A review of the date, design and decoration of the Amphipolis Tomb, a discussion of the inscriptions associated with the complex and an analysis of the several skeletons and other bone fragments unearthed in the main grave with a view to sieving and grading the various hypotheses regarding the construction and occupancy of the structure.

This is a joint event between the Greek Community of Melbourne and the Institute of Macedonian Studies


Andrew Chugg is a world-renowned researcher in ancient history. He has written several books on Alexander the Great, including “The Quest for the Tomb of Alexander the Great”, and “Alexander’s Lovers”. His research has been published in several ancient history and classics journals, including “Greece & Rome” and the “Ancient History Bulletin”.

Andrew Chugg has appeared as an Alexander expert on BBC Radio and in several National Geographic TV documentaries, such as the Alexander’s Tomb episode of National Geographic’s Secrets of Egypt series and the Alexander the Great episode of National Geographic’s Mystery Files.

He recently completed a project to reconstruct the highly influential account of Alexander’s reign by Cleitarchus, which was written in Alexandria in the second quarter of the third century BC, but which has been lost since the time of the Roman Empire.

The entire reconstruction was published in a single 700-page volume in 2015. Andrew is currently working on an account and analysis of the late 4th century BC tomb in the Kasta Mound at Amphipolis, the largest and most important tomb ever found in Greece..


We thank the following donor for making this seminar possible: AIMS Australian Institute of Macedonian Studies.

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In October 1916, the Ithacan migrants of Melbourne established the ITHACAN PHILANTHROPIC SOCIETY "The Ulysses", with an inaugural membership of some 153 members. This was in response to pleas for aid from their loved ones in Ithaca who were suffering deprivation during the First World War.

Over the years, however, the Society has been much more than just a philanthropic institution. It has been a constant in the lives of the early Ithacan migrants replacing the homeland which they had left.

The Society takes an active role in the cultural, social, educational and quality of life interests of the Ithacan Community. The Society, as part of its philanthropic role, also makes many monetary contributions to worthy causes, including those outside the immediate Ithacan community. The Society celebrated its 90th Anniversary in 2006.

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