1977 Balloon photo of Kea

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John L. (Jack) Caskey began excavations at Ayia Irini on Kea, the nearest of the Cycladic islands to Athens, in 1960, just one year after leaving his post as director of the ASCSA and accepting a professorship at the University of Cincinnati. Already in that first campaign he demonstrated that Ayia Irini was one of the most important prehistoric sites ever excavated in Greece. In this 60th anniversary celebration the University of Cincinnati and the ASCSA celebrate the accomplishments of Caskey and his colleagues.

Those attending this Webinar will learn about the history of the excavations and will also get a glimpse of two new volumes in the series of KEOS excavation reports, one on miniature wall-paintings, the other on stratigraphy and the relations between the Cyclades and Crete. A short video by Kostantinos Tzortzinis will highlight the site of Ayia Irini as it appears today.