Category Archives: Corinthian & Saronic Gulfs

University of Patras Marine Geology

Oceanus, the website dedicated to the Network of Laboratories of the University of Patras, has posted information relevant to a geological fieldtrip to the Corinthia.  The pages have maps and brief summaries of geological processes influencing different parts of the … Continue reading

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Marine Life in the Corinthian Gulf

Kalliope Sarri posted in the Corinthian Studies facebook group a link to the most beautiful scuba images of life aquatic in the Corinthian Gulf. Check them out here.

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A New Mycenaean Center in the Corinthia

I just finished reading the T. Tartaron, D. Pullen, R. Dunn, L. Tzortsoulou-Gregory, A. Dill, and J. Boyce, “The Saronic Harbors Research Project (SHARP): Investigations at Mycenaean Kalamianos, 2007-2009,” Hesperia 80 (2011), 559-634. I rarely get excited about the Bronze … Continue reading

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Geology & Gulf of Corinth: 2011 Publications

We conclude the  2011 publications series today with recent publications on the Gulf of Corinth and the geology of the Isthmus.  Most of these publications concern tectonic activity or the study of the Corinth Rift.  But there are a few … Continue reading

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Ancient Corinth: 2011 Publications

I finally had time this week to gather together the 2011 publications for various aspects of Corinth’s history.  The first installment today includes about 3 dozen publications related to the history and archaeology of Corinth in antiquity, i.e., from the … Continue reading

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Glider Flights over the Isthmus

The revolution of YouTube and video sharing has ushered in a whole new world of viewing the Corinthia.  Already hundreds of videos can be found online related to the site of ancient Corinth—too many, in fact, to be useful to … Continue reading

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Did a tsunami destroy ancient Lechaion?

In early July, Andreas Vött and his colleagues announced that sometime in the 6th century AD, a tsunami destroyed ancient Olympia, the famous site of pan-Hellenic athletic contests.   In considering recent scholarship on historical tsunamis in the Gulf of Corinth, … Continue reading

Posted in Book and Article Reviews, Christian - Churches, Corinthian & Saronic Gulfs, EKAS (Eastern Korinthia Archaeological Survey), Geology, Greek Service Excavations, Lechaion, Lechaion Basilica, Periods, Late Antiquity | 4 Comments