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Philippi: Sharing Heritage and Values

Event Dates:
  • Wed, 05/09/2018 - 19:00
Event Type:
  • Panel / Conference
Event City:
  • İstanbul
Sismanoglio Megaro - Istanbul

The Consulate General of Greece in Istanbul in collaboration with Koç University –Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for Late Antique and Byzantine Studies (GABAM), in the framework of European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018,”organizes an event for the World Heritage monuments of Greece and Türkiye with a focus on the archaeological site of Philippi, which was recently (2016) inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The panel talks will offer the larger public an idea about the most important World Heritage List monuments of both countries and will concentrate on issues of enhancement, protection and perception. Furthermore, through the talks and adjoining photo exhibition, the audience will be introduced to the outstanding Late Antique City of Philippi, whose impressive monuments came to light following almost a century of excavations.

During the lectures, there will be simultaneous translation from English to Turkish and vice versa.

Registration, which includes free admission to the exhibition, can be accessed at the link:www.facebook.com/sismanogliomegaro

With the kind support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundations, the Bodosaki Foundation and the Delegation of the European Union to Türkiye.

The photos and texts in the exhibition were kindly provided by the French School at Athens and the Ephorate of Antiquities of Kavala.









9 May 2018, 19:00


Welcome and Greetings:

Mr. Evangelos Sekeris, Consul General of Greece in Istanbul

Prof. Engin Akyürek, Koç University, Director of GABAM

Dr. Stavroula Dadaki, Director of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Kavala



Dr. Eugenia Gerousi

Focal Point for the Greek Monuments of the UNESCO World Heritage List

The Importance of UNESCO World Heritage List: the Greek Monuments


Dr. A. Ege Yıldırım

ICOMOS Focal Point for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals/ Mudurnu Cultural Heritage Site Manager

UNESCO World Heritage: Current Issues and New Directions


Mr Michalis Lychounas

Ephorate of Antiquities of Kavala

Philippi, a Major National Site to the World Stage; Current State, Future Challenges