The Balkan Heritage Foundation and the Department of Archaeology at New Bulgarian University

are pleased to invite you to the latest of our

BEMA Online Seminars in Balkan and Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology

Balkan Heritage Foundation


 Department of Archaeology at the New Bulgarian University


are pleased to invite you to

Attic pottery in ancient Thrace


Dr. Despoina Tsiafaki

Director of Research at “Athena”: Research & Innovation Center in Information, Communication & Knowledge Technologies

on Saturday, June 04, 2022 

at 1 pm New York (EDT), 6 pm London, UK (GMT), 8 pm Sofia, Bulgaria (EET)

The event will last approximately 90 mins including Q&A.

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Attic vases hold a prominent position within archaeological research and contribute significantly to pottery studies as well as other fields regarding the knowledge of the Past. Attic pottery achieved great popularity during the 6th-4th c. BCE with exports throughout the Mediterranean and the Euxeinos Pontos (Black Sea). Ancient Thrace was among the regions Attic vases were imported systematically and for a long period.

This lecture will deal with the published Attic painted pottery in ancient Thrace as it is presented through the results of the AtticPOT project ( More than 5000 vases and fragments of Attic pots are collected in the AtticPOT repository, revealing the notable presence of the Athenian Kerameikos in the region and its consumption by the inhabitants. Distribution in apoikiae and other coastal and inland settlements, commercial and social networks, preferences, and function of these vases in the local societies will be among the discussed topics.