iSamothrace

Our blog contains updates straight from the field, written by members of the team each summer.  The blog is sponsored by the Michael C. Carlos Museum and is designed for high school students and anyone else interested in updates from the site. You can see all the blog entries at https://scholarblogs.emory.edu/samothrace/

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    February 24-25: Emory University and...

    Keynote Lecture: “Avenues of Innovation and Communication in 3rd Century BC Greek Architecture”...

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    Report on Summer 2016 Stoa Work

      Our goals for summer 2016 Our main goal for “Team Stoa” this summer was to relocate and...

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    Samothrace – “The Crust of...

    Samothrace has a variety of rocks that were used by the ancient Greeks in their construction,...

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    Archiving the Sanctuary of the Great...

    As one of my research focuses this summer I have been working to organize and prepare the digital...

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    Perilous Plaster Pieces (Poem)

    Sometime before, I had encountered you. I remember the years; it was just two. But now trouble you...

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    Columns, Altar Courts, and Angel...

    By: Chase Jordan The 2015 summer season had many architectural projects to tackle! Within our...

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    Getting Stoned

      Figuring out rocks? Use hydrochloric acid. Fizz! Oh, a limestone… Acid testing is crucial...

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    Surveying on Samothrace

    The 2015 Samothrace survey team has been very busy capturing data throughout the site to help...

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    Mapping the Stones of the Sanctuary of...

    The Sanctuary of the Great Gods at Samothrace is constructed from a wide variety of local stone...

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    Octopi, Goats, and Bugs, Oh, My!

    Even for those who have traveled to the island of Samothrace in past seasons, life on the island...

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    To the Rescue! Excavating for Site...

    Excavation has a long and glorious history here on Samothrace.  Antiquarians have visited the...

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    The Byzantine Mysteries

      Commanding a majestic view of the central sanctuary, the Winged Victory of Samothrace (Nike)...

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    The Topography of Sacred Space

    Even a casual glance at the Sanctuary of the Great Gods will reveal that it is situated in a ravine...

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    Shading the Shellac: Drawing for...

    As conservators, we examine objects in all kinds of ways: we touch, we smell, we tap with bamboo...

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    The “Archaeology” of Samothracian...

    A key element in this season’s project of studying the architectural frame in which the Nike of...

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    Nike: Just (Trying To) Do It

      An imposing figure on her staircase in the Louvre, the Winged Victory (Nike) is one of the...

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    When it Rains it Roars: Drawing a...

    Although the main focus of this season is the famous Nike statue and the precinct of the Sanctuary...

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    A New Hope: Fragments of Marine...

    One of the biggest enigmas surrounding the famous Winged Victory of Samothrace is where she was...

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    Parakseuis Name Day Festival

      According to Wikipedia, Yahoo, and numerous other (questionable) internet sources, July...

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    Wall Walk (Photo guide)

    This is the photo guide to our “Wall Walk”. Here are a few pictures of our walk along...

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    Cleaning Nature

    Imagine that you are standing outside and someone hands you a broom and tells you to sweep. How do...

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    Kalimera (Good day) from Samothrace!

      Kalimera (Good day) from Samothrace! I’m Desi Peters, one of the four conservators on...

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    The Excavation Team for 2012

      This is the middle of the second week of the excavation. Right now we are at the peak...

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    TIPS FROM HALL E: When not to be a...

      You all know that when someone is praised as a “colossus” in their field, it means that...

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    How to Become an Archaeologist

    When I was a child, one of my favorite vacation activities was visiting Roman ruins.  When touring...

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    Conical Bowls = Ancient Plastic Bowl?

        As Arielle mentioned previously, we have been tasked to help with the Eastern Hill...

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    Some Geological Features of Samothrace

      Since arriving on Samothrace, I’ve spent quite a bit of my free time wandering along...

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    Anastelosis of the Hall of Choral...

    Archaeologists don’t usually dig up standing buildings.  Instead, we unearth individual...

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    How to Remain Fashionable on an...

    Hello everyone! Today is the one-month anniversary of our arrival at the dig site, and judging from...

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    Off the Wall

      During ancient times, visitors to the sanctuary would sail to the ancient harbor, then enter...

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    News from Hall E

    Work on the Sanctuary of the Great Gods is always buzzing, even when excavations are not taking...

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    Conservation Works and Days

    Greetings from Samothrace! We’re already a few weeks into the 2011 study season here at the...

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    My Neighbors

      Here on Samothrace, we live the some of the largest and strangest creatures out there. It is...

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    Pictures of Samothrace

    This colorful wild life is found on our 2 minute walk  from the hotel to the beach. With the calm...

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    From Fragment to 3D Model

    I am working on the 3D model of the ruins here at Samothrace and I thought I’d write about...

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    News From Hall E

      One of the projects going on in Hall E now is the recreation of the ancient Sanctuary in the...

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    Eagle Reconstruction

    As the new kid on the site, I was given a pretty exciting  job on my first day of work. My task...

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    Back to Samothrace

      Another Season has come around and the team is back on Samothrace! This year we have a few...

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    On site Work

    Over the last week we have spent much of our time on the site working with the surveyors, who are...

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    Kali mera!

    Good morning! I am Vicki, the statistician who is working on the team. In particular I am...

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    Therma Waterfalls

      Usually we know where we are going but this time was a little different. Hugh, Sarah, Jake,...

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    Ancient Harbor

    Yesterday after work, Abi, Hugh and I went down to the Ancient Harbor, which is not too far from...