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Story of the Bones | Bulletin Board
It is for such a city, then, that these men nobly died in battle, thinking it right not to be deprived of her, just as each of their survivors should be willing to toil for her sake. (Funeral Oration of Pericles)
In 1997, construction of a theater at 35 Salaminos Street in downtown Athens was halted when four polyandreia (communal burials) were discovered. Subsequent excavations, directed by Charis Stoupa of the Third Ephoreia (Department) of Classical Antiquities, yielded ashes and burned human bones, along with pottery. A fifth polyandreion, found under a building adjacent to the site, has not yet been excavated. The bones, which represent many individuals, are now in the forensic lab at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York, where anthropologist Anagnostis Agelarakis has begun to analyze them. One question is simply, to whom do they belong?
New Scholarship Fund
The Adelphi University community is excited about the work of Professor Anagnostis Agelarakis and his students. In his Adelphi laboratory, they are working on projects from Thailand, S.W. Asia, Israel, Cyprus, and Greece.
Undergraduate research is a unique experience at Adelphi, and scholarships, to a large degree, fund such opportunities. Since its founding, Adelphi has provided academic scholarships to outstanding young men and women from diverse backgrounds, in the many disciplines available for study; currently, the University provides more than nine million dollars in scholarships.
In this tradition, Adelphi announces a new endowed scholarship fund for students entering Adelphi to study Anthropology and Environmental Studies as freshmen matriculated in the College of Arts and Sciences and/or the Honors College. This scholarship will carry the name of Prof. Agelarakis's late father, and will be called the Panayotis Agelarakis Scholarship Fund.
For more information, see http://www.adelphi.edu.