Kymissala, on the southwest coast of Rhodes, is an area of great archaeological interest. Here, after ten years of systematic research, in terms of Archaeology, Education and Sustainable Development, fourteen original studies are presented, constituting the first complete presentation of the area of Kymissala and the work in progress.
The area of Kymissala on the southwest coast of Rhodes is of great archaeological interest, as it conceals a large number of important archaeological sites belonging to the lesser known ancient deme of the Rhodian countryside, the deme of Kymissaleis. The region is also of exceptional environmental and ecological importance, as it has a particular biodiversity and is protected by the European ‘Natura 2000’ network of nature protection areas. Kymissala has systematically been researched during the past 10 years by the Kymissala Archaeological Research Project (KARP) inaugurated by the Department of Mediterranean Studies and the Ephorate of Antiquities of the Dodecanese in 2006. The research, escaping from its narrow academic and archaeological context and exploiting the comparative advantage of the region, may –and should– inter alia, intervene in a mild and sustainable manner in the promotion of the archaeological site of Kymissala. Its ultimate goal is to promote the antiquities of the area, its educational value and its historical and cultural continuity within a protected natural environment, in the context of an ecological-archaeological park. Under the title Kymissala: Archaeology – Education – Sustainability, fourteen original studies have been published, constituting the first complete presentation of the area of Kymissala and the work in progress, after ten years of systematic research, in terms of Archaeology, Education and Sustainable Development.
EDITOR’S FORWORD; 1 – KYMISSALA: TWO CENTURIES OF EXPLORATION AND RESEARCH – by Manolis I. Stefanakis; 2 – KYMISSALEIS: ARCHAEOLOGY AND LANDSCAPE OF AN ANCIENT DEME IN THE RHODIAN COUNTRYSIDE – by Manolis I. Stefanakis; 3 – Η ΝΕΚΡΌΠΟΛΗ ΤΗΣ ΚΥΜΙΣΆΛΑΣ. ΠΑΡΑΤΗΡΉΣΕΙΣ ΓΙΑ ΤΗΝ ΤΥΠΟΛΟΓΊΑ ΤΩΝ ΤΆΦΩΝ ΚΑΙ ΤΗ ΜΟΡΦΉ ΤΩΝ ΕΠΙΤΑΦΊΩΝ ΜΝΗΜΕΊΩΝ – by Βασιλική Πατσιαδά; 4 – THE INSCRIPTIONS OF THE ANCIENT RHODIAN DEME OF KYMISSALEIS – by; Anastasia Dreliossi-Herakleidou and Nikos Litinas; 5 – Η ΜΕΛΕΤΗ ΤΟΥ ΑΝΘΡΩΠΟΛΟΓΙΚΟΥ ΥΛΙΚΟΥ ΑΠΟ ΤΗ ΝΕΚΡΟΠΟΛΗ ΤΗΣ ΚΥΜΙΣΑΛΑΣ – by Χρυσή Μπούρμπου; 6 – ΠΡΩΤΟΒΥΖΑΝΤΙΝΈΣ ΘΈΣΕΙΣ ΚΑΙ ΕΥΡΉΜΑΤΑ ΣΤΗΝ ΠΕΡΙΟΧΉ ΤΗΣ ΚΥΜΙΣΆΛΑΣ – by Νεκτάριος Ζάρρας; 7 – Η ΤΕΧΝΟΛΟΓΙΚΗ ΣΥΜΒΟΛΗ ΤΟΥ ΕΡΓΑΣΤΗΡΙΟΥ ΦΩΤΟΓΡΑΜΜΕΤΡΙΑΣ ΤΟΥ ΕΘΝΙΚΟΥ ΜΕΤΣΟΒΙΟΥ ΠΟΛΥΤΕΧΝΕΙΟΥ ΣΤΗΝ ΑΡΧΑΙΟΛΟΓΙΚΗ ΕΡΕΥΝΑ ΤΗΣ ΚΥΜΙΣΑΛΑΣ – by Σεβαστή Ταπεινάκη, Ανδρέας Γεωργόπουλος, Γεώργιος Ν. Μακρής και Μανόλης Ι. Στεφανάκης; 8 – Η ΑΡΧΑΙΟΛΟΓΙΚΉ ΘΕΩΡΊΑ ΣΤΗΝ ΑΝΑΣΚΑΦΉ ΤΗΣ ΚΥΜΙΣΆΛΑΣ – by Κωνσταντίνος Καλογερόπουλος; 9 – THE PHENOMENON OF ILLEGAL EXCAVATIONS AND LOOTING OF CULTURAL RESOURCES FROM THE AREA OF KYMISSALA – by Eftychia Manousaki; 10 – Η ΑΝΑΣΚΑΦΗ ΤΗΣ ΚΥΜΙΣΑΛΑΣ ΩΣ ΜΕΣΟ ΑΡΧΑΙΟΛΟΓΙΚΗΣ ΕΚΠΑΙΔΕΥΣΗΣ, ΕΥΑΙΣΘΗΤΟΠΟΙΗΣΗΣ ΚΑΙ ΑΦΥΠΝΙΣΗΣ ΤΗΣ ΠΟΛΙΤΙΣΜΙΚΗΣ ΣΥΝΕΙΔΗΣΗΣ – by Ευαγγελία Δημητρίου; 11 – ΚΥΜΙΣΑΛΑ: ΤΟΠΟΣ ΕΚΠΑΙΔΕΥΣΗΣ ΚΑΙ ΑΣΚΗΣΗΣ ΝΕΩΝ ΜΗΧΑΝΙΚΩΝ – by Ανδρέας Γεωργόπουλος; 12 – Η ΕΚΠΑΊ ΔΕΥΣΗ ΓΙΑ ΤΗΝ ΑΕΙΦΌΡΟ ΑΝΆΠΤΥΞΗ ΣΤΑ ΜΟΝΟΠΆΤΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΚΥΜΙΣΆΛΑΣ – by Δημήτριος Κολοκυθάς; 13 – ΤΟ ΦΥΣΙΚΟ ΠΕΡΙΒΑΛΛΟΝ ΤΗΣ ΚΥΜΙΣΑΛΑΣ – by Θωμαΐς Βεργωτή; 14 – PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE: THE MULTIDIMENSIONAL IMPORTANCE FOR PROMOTING KYMISSALA – by Manolis, I. Stefanakis
About the Author
Manolis I. Stefanakis is an Associate Professor in Classical Archaeology and Numismatics in the Department of Mediterranean Studies, University of the Aegean. Director of Postgraduate Studies in ‘Archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean from the Prehistoric Era to the Late Antiquity: Greece, Egypt, Near East’. Director of the University of the Aegean Archaeological Research in Kymissala, Rhodes (held in collaboration with the Ephorate of Antiquities of the Dodecanese) since 2006. Co-director (with Professor Nikolaos Stampolidis) of the University of the Aegean excavation (held in collaboration with the Ephorate of Antiquities of Rethymno) of the fortified citadel of Orne in Retymno, Crete, since 2016. Co-founder and Publishing Director (with Dr. Nikos Litinas) of the annual scientific journal Eulimene: Studies in Classical Archaeology, Epigraphy, Numismatics and Papyrology, Rethymno: Mediterranean Archaeological Society (ISSN 1108-5800) and of Eulimene Series of Independent Publications, Rethymno: Mediterranean Archaeological Society. Co-founder and Publishing Director (with Assistant Professor Sotiris Ntalis) of the annual scientific journal Yearbook of Mediterranean Studies, Rhodes. His research interests focus on Field Archaeology, Classical Archaeology, Ancient Greek Numismatics, Archaeology and Sustainability.