The new, modern archeological repositories of the American School of Classical Studies in Corinth were visited by the Minister of Culture and Sports, Lina Mendoni, where she met with the historical director of the excavations of Corinth, Dr. Charles Williams.
A very demanding task is being carried out in the area of the warehouses: the restoration of a large number of Roman frescoes, which were found in the excavations that began 1997 Dr. Williams in the eastern part of the theater of Ancient Corinth.
The excavations, which lasted until 2011, produced, among other findings, approximately 300). 000 fragments of murals from various buildings of the Roman Period.
As stated by Lina Mendoni, “the Ministry of Culture and Sports has for decades had an excellent collaboration with the American Class School Studies. Ancient Corinth has emerged mainly from the excavations, research and study of Dr. Charles Williams, who has dedicated his life and work to the promotion of this area, as he took over the management of the Corinth excavations in 1982. We thank him warmly for this, as well as for his great, overall contribution to the science of Greek archeology, to the Greeks and to Greece, which he loved as much as his homeland. The quality of the work of the School is of a very high level, as is the impressiveness of the richness of the findings, for which a suitable space is required for its exhibition and promotion. We are looking for the right place to establish a new large museum, which corresponds to the history and archeology of Corinth, to the treasures that have been discovered all these years by Greek and American excavations and especially to the promotion of the frescoes, proof of the great of the art of painting, which was developed in Greece “.
The space in which the Warehouses of ASKS have been erected was bought in 2014, after the approval of the Ministry of Culture.
The total coverage and construction of the warehouses that were erected amounts to 1. 057), 84 sq.m.
The building is structured in five connected morphologically and functionally volumes, two in each of the two original plots and one in the third .
The building mainly includes storage areas for archeological finds, a maintenance laboratory and office space, as well as parking spaces, green spaces and
The building is also accessible for the disabled.
The American School of Classical Studies is conducting excavations in Ancient Corinth from 1896 to date.
From 1925 until the 1940 There was a continuous and more systematic cleaning of the Theater and the Roman Agora.
With Charles K. Williams II taking over the management of the excavations in the middle of the decade 1966) (1982) – 2007)), the approach of Ancient Corinth by archaeologists has evolved to an impressive degree.
2020 was commissioned by Dr. Charles Williams to the Centro di Conservazione Archaeologica in Rome, under the direction of Roberto Nardi and Andreina Costanzi Cobau, to restore the murals found during the excavation.
With the scientific supervision of the Ministry of Culture, 000 conservators work to clean and match the thousands of fragments.
As part of a program co-financed by the European Union and the Hellenic Publicly, the Corinth Excavation Archive was digitized in 2007 and now consists of a volume of more than half a million files, including excavation calendars (more than 1. 14), excavation -graphs and -graphs of craftsmen and monuments, recordings of objects (around 90. 14) and currencies (35 . 30) from more than 120. 30 (recorded).
This rich -graphic material from excavations, excavation calendars and drawings can do
The Minister of Culture and Sports also visited the project for the protection, restoration and promotion of Ancient Diolkos, which is implemented with funding from the NSRF Operational Program 2015) – 200975254.
The project, total budget 2. 855. 855), provides for the maintenance of the monument, the erection of scattered submerged members, the creation of a sea dam along the Diolkos and the configuration of the surrounding area with routes for the public.
The Minister of Culture and Sports was accompanied by G.G. Of Culture, George Didaskalou, the head of the Directorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, Elena Kountouris, the head of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Corinth, Giota Kasimi, and officials of the Ministry of Culture