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Emporion, 100 years of excavations November 23, 2008

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On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of excavations in Emporion, Instituto Cervantes Athens, the Ministry of Culture of the Government of Catalonia and the Hellenic American Union organize a series of events. The events will take place from November 25 to November 28, 2008 at the Hellenic American Union Auditorium at 18:00-22:00.

Emporion, the ancient Phocian colony along the Mediterranean coastline of Catalonia, was the westernmost Greek settlement of ancient world and a gateway for Classical culture into the Iberian Peninsula. After centuries of abandonment and depredations, the official excavations, which revealed amongst others the great statue of Asclepius, began in 1908. This year, the 100th anniversary is celebrated in Emporion and Athens featuring panel discussions and cultural events with the participation of experts from both Spain and Greece. The events are organized under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Culture.

In cooperation with the:

·         National Archaeological Museum (Madrid)

·         Embassy of Spain in Greece

·         Institut Ramon Llull

·         Municipality of Girona

·         Department of Tourism of Girona – Costa Brava

·         Athens Office of the Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade

·         Catalan Institute for Cultural Heritage Research

·         Community of Palea Phocea &

·         Municipality of Skala

Admission is free to the public.