Good Luck Continues in Corinth
At the end of September conservation of the Agonotheteion mosaic was presented to the 5th and 6th grades of the local school of Ancient Corinth. Since then all 37 panels of the mosaic have been completely and successfully detached. Nicol Anastasatou is participating in the Colloquium of the International Association for the Study of Ancient Mosaics in California.
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Nancy Bookidis, Assistant Director Emerita of the Corinth Excavations, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Aristeia Award for Distinguished Alumni/ae of the School. She will be honored at the AIA meetings in January.
The conservation team, Nicol Anastassatou, Charis Delis and Spyros Armenis, continues their work on the Agonotheteion mosaic with enthusiasm made possible by a generous grant from the Stockman Family Foundation. They are now in the process of removing the mortar substratum, into which the tesserae were set initially, from each of the pieces of the mosaic.