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The Macedonian Tomb at Aghios Athanassios/Thessaloniki: An astonishing funerary monument of the 4th c. BC

Tuesday 28 May 2024

The Greek Archaeological Committee UK is very pleased to invite you to its 67th lecture, entitled The Macedonian tombs at Phoinikas and Aghios Athanassios, Thessaloniki/Greece. Two astonishing funerary monuments of the 4th c. BC and their contribution to the understanding of ancient Greek painting” by Dr Maria Tsimpidou-Avlonitou.

The webinar will take place on Tuesday 28th May 2024 at 5.30pm UK time, 7.30pm Greek time, via ZOOM. To participate in this webinar, it is necessary that you, please, register by clicking on the following link:


Dr Maria Tsimpidou-Avlonitou, an expert in ancient Macedonian funerary painting, will present two Macedonian tombs, dated to the last quarter of the 4th century BC. Situated at a small distance  to the east and to the west of Thessaloniki, in Central Macedonia, both monuments proved to belong to senior officers of the Royal Macedonian army. The façades of both tombs were covered with paintings of extraordinary quality and vivid colours, depicting the gesture of dexiosis and a symposium scene respectively. These paintings are very rare examples of monumental painting, a type of art which, until the discovery of these tombs, had been assumed lost to us forev