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Iklaina: The First City-State of Ancient Greece and Europe

The little-known site, Iklaina, on the Peloponnesian peninsula was a major center of Mycenaean culture; findings now indicate that it was the very first city-state in ancient Greece. Iklaina marks the transition from a world without organized states to a...

Greek Archaeologist Cosmopoulos Elected to American Academy

Greek archaeologist Michael Cosmopoulos was recently elected by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in honor of his accomplishments in his more than 30 years of research and scholarship into ancient Greece. He was one of 261 new members...

Pylos Excavations Make Greek Archaeologists Rethink Mycenean Era

"The results of the excavations carried out by the Archaeological Society at Iklaina in Messinia have led us to revise our knowledge about the Mycenean states, with truly unexpected findings," the head archaeologist in charge of the dig Prof....

Europe's Oldest Script In Messenia

Michael Cosmopoulos, Professor of Archaeology and Chair of Greek Studies, University of Missouri-St. Louis, returns to the historic village of Iklaina where with his excavation he brought to light, in the summer of 2010, the oldest written text of...