Prof. Christos Doumas & Dr. James Stathis (CelebrateGreece.com) meet at UCLA.
Professor Christos Doumas, head of excavations of the bronze-age site of Akrotiri on the Greek Island of Santorini, discussed his fascinating and ongoing theories about his excavations and factual basis for
Prof. Christos Doumas (left) and Dr. James Stathis meet at UCLA
some of the Greek Myths. Santorini is thought by many in the scholarly community to be the factual location of Plato’s legendary lost island of Atlantis. His North American Lecture Tour, sponsored by the Alexander S. Onasis Foundation, included three days of talks at UCLA.
Most compelling was his theory that the Cycladic Islands were the birthplace of Western Civilization as evidenced by their cooperative trade practices and evolved economy. He also discussed his bronze age theories as the factual basis for many of the ancient Greek myths, including Jason and the Argonauts, Prof. Doumas’ favorite.
Dr. James Stathis (r) speaks with Prof. Christos Doumas (c) and Council General of Greece Dimitris Caramitsos-TsirasThe top photo shows Dr. James Stathis ( left) and Prof. Christos Doumas. Also attending were Consul General of Greece at Los Angeles, Dimit
During the three day visit, Dr. Stathis and Prof. Doumas exchanged their own closely held theories on the factual bases of many of the Greek Myths. Dr. Stathis’ own theory on the origins of the Atlas myth astounded Prof. Doumas who commented, “thank you for telling me that…I never thought of that. It makes so much sense.” Dr. Stathis’ Atlas theory will be presented as part CelebrateGreece.com’s
Greece: Spirits of the Ancients® documentary, presently in post-production.
A short video trailer of
GREECE: SPIRITS OF THE ANCIENTS®
|Produced By: CelebrateGreece.com
||Duration: 2 Min (Trailer); 3 x 52 Min (Final Prod.)
Music Courtesy of Yanni Live At The Acropolis
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