The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is thrilled to announce the arrival and installation of an industrial micro-CT scanner at the School’s Malcolm Wiener Laboratory for Archeological Science. Acquiring the equipment marks a major accomplishment, as it establishes the Wiener Laboratory as the most important center for the application and development of archaeological sciences in Greece and adjacent areas, and is only possible thanks to the generous and ongoing support of our donors.

Dr. Panagiotis (Takis) Karkanas, Director of the Laboratory, points out that the Wiener Lab now is the only research institute that has this industrial high-resolution equipment in Greece. Dedicated to scientific research, the lab will be a primary facility for inspecting important, precious museum objects derived from several ongoing excavations by American institutions under the auspices of the American School.

In making the announcement, Executive Director George Orfanakos commented, “The acquisition of this Industrial micro-CT scanner is another sterling example of the transformational impact that philanthropy has had at the American School from the very beginning. In this case, the generosity of those who contributed to this cause has provided our Malcolm Wiener Laboratory for Archeological Science the tools it needs to uncover truths about Greece’s past that otherwise would simply not have been possible.”