Manolis Andronikos

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1919 – 1992

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Who was Manolis Andronikos?

Manolis Andronikos was a Greek archaeologist and a professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He was born on October 23, 1919 at Bursa. Later, his family moved to Thessaloniki.

He studied philosophy at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and in 1952 became a professor of Classical Archeology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Later he continued his studies at Oxford University with the professor Sir John D. Beazley. He came back to the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 1957 where he taught Archeology first as instructor and later as professor.

He was married to the school teacher Olympia Kakoulidou and loved reading poetry, especially Kostis Palamas, Giorgos Seferis and Odysseas Elitis. He was the founder of a local cultural group named Art.

Manolis Andronikos conducted archaeological research in Veroia, Naousa, Kilkis, Chalkidiki and Thessaloniki, but his main research was done in Vergina, where his teacher, professor K. Rhomaios had founded in 1937 the Aristotle University Excavation at Vergina. His greatest discovery occurred on November 8, 1977, when he found a tomb in at Vergina which he identified as that of Philip II of Macedon.

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Born
Oct 23, 1919
Bursa
Also known as
  • Manolēs Andronikos
  • Manolis Andronicos
Nationality
  • Greece
Profession
Education
  • National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • University of Oxford
  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Died
Mar 30, 1992
Thessaloniki

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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