Two groups of select Bucknell students have enjoyed the opportunity of participating in the excavation at the Ismenion Hill in Thebes during the summers of 2011 and 2012. They have worked directly alongside the Primary Investigators, Bucknell professors Kevin Daly and Stephanie Larson, who also work together with their Greek colleagues from the 9th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities and the 23rd Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities.

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Part of the Season 2 (2012) team

An Early Byzantine grave

Greek workmen excavating a tomb

Noel Lampazzi '13, Jen Weber '13, and Clare Brogan '12 at the dry sieve

Professor Kevin Daly working in the excavation workrooms

Stone foundation for a late wall sitting within an earlier square cutting in bedrock to the east of the temple

Professor Larson in the field

Bucknell student Jen Weber '13 shows off her first coin find of the 2012 season

Bucknell students Noel Lampazzi '13, Jen Weber '13, and Lindy Knight '13 on the south slope of the Ismenion hill

Bucknell students Lindy Knight '13 and Jen Weber '13 work on the East side of the Ismenion Hill with Katharine Harrington (Brown) and Thanassis Papageorgiou (Thebes)

Professor Larson measures some points with the theodolite on the Ismenion hill

Michael Furman '11 washing pottery outside the excavation workspace

The Hill of Ismenion Apollo: Thebes, Greece -- Summer 2010

Professor Daly teaching students how to use a surveying theodolite

Rocky, the neighborhood excavation dog


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