Delphi, GR

Discovering Phocis

The project “Discovering Phocis”: Educational activities in Museums and Archaeological Sites under the Ephorate of Antiquities of Phocis” (code:  MIS 5073535) has been implemented by the Ephorate of Antiquities of Phocis on a self-regulatory basis, according to the Ministerial Decision ΥΠΠΟΑ/603457/13.12.2021, based on the provisions of Laws Ν.3028/2002 and 4412/2016, the Presidential Decree 24/2019 as well as the article 81 of Law 1958/1991, in which it is explicitly stated that “owing to their scientific and artistic nature but also their extremely sensitive character, archaeological projects, in general, may be executed directly by the Service on a self-regulatory and an ex-post basis”.

The programme has been included in and funded by the National Strategic Reference Framework 2014-2020 and more specifically the National Documentation Centre, and forms part of the respective Operational Programme “Human Resources Development, Education and Lifelong Learning”. For its implementation, scientific personnel have been employed (one archaeologist and one museologist) through a fixed-term contract, while works have been assigned to third parties, when necessary, and materials/equipment are supplied, based on the provisions of Law 4412/2016 in its current applicable version.    

In the Programme’s framework, two educational activities have been planned in Delphi and Amphissa:   

  1. In search of my own prophecy”. With individual sub-actions and aided by famous or lesser-known myths and stories from Delphi, in which the protagonists were people from different places of origin and of different social classes, the aim is to lay emphasis on the multiculturalism and inclusivity of the ancient sanctuary, but also the perennial anxieties and expectations of people from antiquity to this day.
  2. From the Nymph Amphissa to Lenio of Charmaina: Women of a glorious city”. The purpose of this action is to embark on a special tour of the city’s monuments, guided by some of its emblematic women, such as the nymph Amphissa, Regent Dowager Countess Helena Kantakouzene of Salona and Lenio, so as to highlight the essential contribution of women to the shaping of the historical, social and political identity of each era. 

Aside from these undertakings, the preparation and distribution of five hundred (500) museum dossiers is necessary, which will be dispatched to remote schools across the country that cannot participate in the programme. In addition, a website will be designed with proposed educational activities, including two applications/interactive games that will remain on the website of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Phocis after the project’s completion.



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