This archeological tale takes place on the island of Naxos. Ιt describes the Mycenaean city of Grotta, which flourished around 1400-1200 B.C. A big part of the city remains nowadays under the sea but strong maritime currents make almost impossible any archaeological excavation.
THE DREAM OF NIKIAS AND MELITE
This archaeological tale is based on the “Pythia”, or otherwise the contests that begun to be organized at Delphi in the 6th century B.C. and were repeated every four years, without ever coinciding with the year of the Olympic games.
THE JOURNAL OF THE STARS
The Journal of the Stars unravels the mystery of one of the most famous ancient shipwrecks, the shipwreck of Antikythera and its invaluable cargo, containing the most sophisticated mechanism of the ancient world, the Antikythera Mechanism.
THE GRIFFIN’S PROPHECY
On the spring of 1.200 B.C. a great symposium at Nestor’s Palace in Pylos narrates the story of a brave warrior and a priestess. This archaeological story was inspired by two fresco fragments, found at the palace of Nestor in 1939.
THE VOICE OF DREAMS
A dream leads the steps of the patient Apellas from Asia Minor’s distant Idriada to the Asklepeion of Epidaurus to heal, reviving at the same time one of the greatest sanatoriums of antiquity through a story written on a stele.
THE PROMISE OF THE WHITE GODDESS
Enemies, who emerge from the fumes of Messene’s enraged land, define the fate of a scribe and his daughter as well as of a brave warrior and his gifted son.
THE SECRET OF ZEPHYRUS
The Secret of Zephyrus takes place in the ancient city of Philippoi, one of the most important ancient cities of Eastern Macedonia. Two siblings, Zephyrus and Alkmene, grow up in the streets of the market and wonder through the public and private buildings, the temples and the theatre of Philippoi.
THE SPINNING TOPS OF TIME
Small spinning tops become the means for a girl to travel in time, as she searches for her precious friend, and get acquainted with ancient Greek toys, some of which are still carved on contemporary Greeks’ childhood.
The Αrchaeological Τales were created in 2013 by Archaeologist, Dr. Evy Papadopoulou. The ultimate aim of the Archaeological Tales, which are original stories based on true archaeological sites and finds, is the acquaintance of the public worldwide with the different eras of the ancient Greek civilization.
Scientific knowledge, in collaboration with fellow archaeologists, universities and other institutions, is offered in a unique and at the same time familiar way as we are all inclined to tell, hear and share stories.
Through storytelling, often accompanied by live music, these tales aim to revive the stories of people who, in the past, built cities, made families, fought, loved, danced, carved, painted and praised life, highlighting a path of common networks that could unite the antiquities of one or more countries, educating people of all ages to understand and embrace their cultural heritage, their identity and their future.