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Public lecture by Dr. Konstantinos Raptis, Ephorate of Antiquities of Thessaloniki, Greece

18.11.2019

The National Archaeological Institute with Museum (NAIM-BAS) is pleased to invite you to a public lecture by Dr. Konstantinos Raptis – Ephorate of Antiquities of Thessaloniki, Greece (https://www.culture.gr/en/ministry/SitePages/viewyphresia.aspx?iID=1688).

The lecture titled “Late Antique Thessaloniki. The urban Development of the City from the 4th until the 6th Century” will be held in the Board Hall of NAIM-BAS, Sofia, 1 Atanas Burov Square (opposite the Bulgarian presidency building) on 3 December, 2019 (Tuesday) at 4.00 pm.

Dr. Konstantinos Raptis will present several observations regarding the Late antique architecture and urban planning of Thessaloniki –taking into account evidence provided by both secular and ecclesiastical monuments, and considering new archaeological evidence provided by recent rescue excavations. The lecture attempts to re-trace the urban face and character of Thessaloniki from its conformation as a Tetrarchic provincial capital, under the reign of Galerius (305-311), and through its gradual Christianization process, until the conclusive transformation of the city into a Christian metropolis, which seems to have been implemented at the turn of the 6th c. during the long-lasting reign of Anastasius I (491-518).

More information about Dr. Raptis can be found here (http://culture.academia.edu/KonstantinosRaptis/CurriculumVitae).






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Bulletin of the National Institute of Archaeology