Nikolaos Stampolidis

Nikolaos (Nikolas) Chr. StampolidisGreek: Νικόλαος (Νικόλας) Χρ. Σταμπολίδης; born 1951 Chania⟩ is a Greek archaeologist who specializes in Geometric and Archaic early Greek history.

Professor Nikolaos Stampolidis at the site of Eleutherna

Early lifeEdit

Stampolidis was born and grew up in Chania, Crete. His parents were refugees from Asia Minor, who emigrated to Greece during the forced population exchange of 1923.


Stampolidis obtained a degree in archaeology from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Department of History and Archaeology) in 1974. He then pursued graduate studies at the University of Bonn (1975-1978) and completed his doctorate at Thessaloniki (1979),[1] where he was a student of Manolis Andronikos. In 1984, he was elected a Lecturer at the University of Crete, where he was a full Professor of Classical Archaeology,[2] until his retirement. Stampolidis has excavated sites in Vergina, Chalkidiki, Rhodes and Crete. Since 1985, he has been excavating the site of Eleutherna.[3] Stampolidis is also the Director of the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens and a member of the Central Archaeological Council of Greece.

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  1. ^ Ο Βωμός του Διονύσου στην Κω. Συμβολή στη μελέτη της ελληνιστικής γλυπτικής και αρχιτεκτονικής, Θεσσαλονίκη, 1981.
  2. ^ "Stampolidis' bio from UoC". Archived from the original on 2017-05-10. Retrieved 2016-02-07.
  3. ^ Eleutherna and the Eastern Mediterranean during the 8th and 7th cent. B.C., Acta of the Intern. Symp. On the Interconnections in the Mediterranean 2500-500 B.C., Athens 1996.
  4. ^ Απονομή από τον Πρόεδρο της Δημοκρατίας του Παράσημου του Ανώτερου Ταξιάρχη του Τάγματος του Φοίνικος στους καθηγητές Πέτρο Θέμελη και Νικόλαο Σταμπολίδη Archived 2017-05-10 at the Wayback Machine, Προεδρία της Ελληνικής Δημοκρατίας, 12/10/2016.

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