Vassos Karageorghis

Vassos Karageorghis

University of Cyprus
1998, 2000, 2014 & 2015 Grant Recipient

Palaepaphos-Skales : Tombs of the Late Cypriote IIIB and Cypro-Geometric Periods (Excavations of 2008 and 2011)
2015 Award (Published in 2016)

Necropoleis at Palaepaphos from the End of the Late Bronze Age to the Cypro-Archaic Period
2014 Award (Published in 2014)

Excavations at Kition VI: The Phoenician and Later Levels
2000 Award (Published in 2004)

Ceramiques Myceniennes: Ras Shamra-Ougarit XIII
1998 Award (Published in 2000)

Vassos Karageorghis FBA is a Cypriot archaeologist and a fellow of the British Academy. He attended the Pancyprian Gymnasium, he studied Classics in the University of Athens and at University College London, having the chance to excavate at Verulamium under Sir Mortimer Wheeler. He was Assisant Curator of the Cyprus Museum between 1952 and 1960 and Curator from 1960 until 1963. Afterwards with the retirement of Porphyrios Dikaios he became Director of the Department of Antiquities from 1963 to 1989. He has directed excavations of the Iron Age necropolis of Salamis, Kition, and Geometric necropoleis at Palaepaphos. He published extensive catalogues of Cypriot collections in museums in Cyprus and abroad. In 1981, Karageorghis became a founding member of the World Cultural Council. He was Professor of archaeology and Director of the Archaeological Research Unit of the University of Cyprus.

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