Author Archives: John Fardoulis

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2012 Not Happening

The 2012 excavation at Paliokastro is not happening. The problem is the 26th Ephorate of Classical and Prehistoric Antiquities won’t extend the existing permit under the supervision of Aris Tsaravopoulos (who was previously in charge of Kythera for more than … Continue reading

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Update Re. 2012 Dig

The permit to excavate at Paliokastro in 2012 still hasn’t come through and it might not be approved in time for the regular July timeframe. At this stage our advice for people living abroad is not to count on the … Continue reading

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2012 Dig

Notice re. 2012 Paliokastro dig. At this stage we’re waiting for the permit to be approved by the Ministry of Culture. This isn’t likely to happen before April. It might take longer. If everything goes well, the excavation will run … Continue reading

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Elise Hilder Gallery

A gallery has been created to showcase images taken during the excavation and associated events by photography lecturer, Elise Hilder. It’s available here.

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Video Diaries, Web TV Series, Episode 4

In this episode archaeologist Geli Fragou explains how a large column from an older temple or public building was used in the base of one of Trench A building’s walls. The column was possibly carved 60-80 years earlier and reused … Continue reading

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Kythera from above

I’ve been experimenting with imaging (photos & video) from many different perspectives – in the air, under the sea and lots of places in between. Here’s some sample aerial work. More is available here.

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Episode 3 – Video Diaries, Web TV Series

Episode 3 of the Video Diaries is now available for viewing. In this episode, Archaeologist Gely Fragou explains how a section of the building exposed in Trench B was modified during antiquity, blocking off a doorway that once existed. The … Continue reading

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Natalia Tsoukala’s Dig Video

Natalia Tsoukala has made a great video from photos and video she took in Kythera during July. Enjoy!!!

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Profitis Elias Reawakening – Video

Here’s a video of the Profitis Elias reawakening in July 2011. This is probably the most difficult church to access in Kythera. Bringing life back to it proved that the once seemingly impossible became possible. More than anything, the project … Continue reading

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Streets of Chora

I took a bit of experimental photography and video while in Kythera. Not as much as I would have liked, but there’s always next year. Streets of Chora, Kythera from john fardoulis on Vimeo. More is here.

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Natalia Tsoukala Gallery

A gallery has been created to showcase images taken during the excavation and associated events by professional photographer, Natalia Tsoukala. It’s available here. More of Natalia’s work can be seen here: www.nataliatsoukala.com.

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Paleokastro From Above

It’s time to progressively go through the thousands of photos and hours of video taken while in Kythera. Here’s a few aerial shots from Paleokastro for starters.

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Underwater Perspective, Nordland Shipwreck, Diakofti

Here’s a few photos providing a different view of a shipwreck that is now part of the fabric of nice Kytherian seaside village, Diakofti.

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Plans, Hopes & Dreams

An interview in O Kosmos newspaper from back in November 2010.

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Mentor Shipwreck Puts Kythera on the Map This Week

Coverage in Greek newspapers, on the web and TV is growing, since the Ministry of Culture announced Mentor excavations from July. A few examples are here (via Google).

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