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Professor Vassos Karageorghis FBA

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Current post

  • Director, Foundation 'Anastasios G Leventis', Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Adjunct Professor, The Cyprus Institute;

Past Appointments

  • Assistant Curator, Curator, Cyprus Museum, 1952 - 1963
  • Director of Antiquities, Republic of Cyprus, 1963 - 1989
  • Regents Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley, 1967 - 1967
  • Visiting Mellon Professor, The Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 1989 - 1990
  • Adviser to the President of the Republic of Cyprus, 1989 - 1992
  • Professor of Archaeology, Director of the Archaeological Research Unit , University of Cyprus, 1992 - 1996
  • Visiting Scholar, Harvard University, 1997
  • Director, Foundation 'Anastasios G. Leventis', Nicosia, 1989 - 2010
  • Adjunct Professor, The Cyprus Institute, 2013
  • Member of the founding committee, Cyprus Academy of Sciences, Letters and Arts , 2016


Palaepaphos–Skales: Tombs of the Late Cypriote IIIB and Cyprogeometric periods

Vassos Karageorghis and Efstathios Raptou, 2016

Excavations of 2008 and 2011


Necropoleis at Palaepaphos from the end of the Late Bronze Age to the Cypro-Archaic period

Vassos Karageorghis and Efstathios Raptou, 2014

Kypriaka in Crete: from the Bronze Age to the end of the Archaic period

Vassos Karageorghis, Athanasia Kanta, 2014

Pyla-Kokkinokremos: a late 13th-century BC fortified settlement in Cyprus

Vassos Karageorghis, Athanasia Kanta, 2014

Excavation 2010-2011


Ancient Cypriote art in the Leto and Costakis Severis Collection

Vassos Karageoghis, 2010

Cypriot antiquities in the Phylactou Collection

Vassos Georghis, 2010

A lifetime in the archaeology of Cyprus

Vassos Karageorghis, 2007

Aspects of everyday life in Ancient Cyprus: iconographic representations

Vassos Karageorghis, 2006

Other Archaeology Fellows

Professor John Baines

Egyptology: art, archaeology, writing systems, religion, literature, social forms; comparative & theoretical study of early civilisations.

Professor Ian Morris

Long-term world history; comparative archaeology; the evolution of societies; quantitative history; history & archaeology of ancient Greece.

Professor Cyprian Broodbank

Comparative world archaeology and deep history; the archaeology of the Mediterranean; Aegean prehistory; the archaeology of islands; the emergence of connectivity, particularly maritime; landscape archaeology

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