A new amphipod species was discovered in the Melissotrypa Cave near Elassona after two years of research conducted by scientists of the Natural History Museum – Volos in cooperation with the scientific centre of Biogeology of the University of Göttingen in Germany. The species belongs to the genus Niphargus and is endemic, found only in a small lake within the Melissotrypa Cave. The determination of the new species was based on its morphological features and a DNA analysis. This particular species, along with numerous other bacteria examined play a significant role in speleogenesis, the formation and development of caves.
The Melissotrypa Cave is located at the village Kefalovryso (Elassona). It is the largest horizontal cave: more than 2000 m of passages and chambers have been mapped. In one of the three lakes in its interior, sulfur solutions and a worldwide unique fauna were found.
On Monday, May 20th, a scientific team of the Natural History Museum of Volos and the University of Göttingen in cooperation with cave divers from Romania undertook a cave diving expedition in the lake of the Cave to collect samples and further investigate the underwater parts. The research is conducted by Markos Vaxevanopoulos (PhD candidate in Geology – Cave Diver), Serban Sarbu (Bio-speleologist – Cave Diver), Michai Baciu (Cave Diver) Sharmishtha Dttagupta (Microbiologist), Linn Groeneveld (Biologist), Dimitry Pegulescu and Adreea Levandis (Cave Explorers).
Μέσα από τη μελέτη των έργων του Γύζη, διαπιστώνουμε την πολυδιάστατη εικαστική του παιδεία που προσφέρει απρόσμενες εκπλήξεις και ενδιαφέρουσες προσεγγίσεις στον εκάστοτε ερευνητή του έργου του. Από την άλλη, ουσιαστική αρετή της ζωγραφικής του Ιακωβίδη είναι η πολλαπλότητα των διατυπώσεών της.
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Kids Archaeological Film Festival is an annual competition of short videos created by high-school students, with content related to the cultural heritage of Greece. The videos (3-5 min) will be created by the pupils under the supervision of their teachers. The material will then be sent to the online magazine Archaeology & Arts, in order to be evaluated by a special committee. All videos will be uploaded on the website Archaeology & Arts and the best ones will be awarded a prize.
The Archaeology & Arts magazine, which was published for over 30 years, has gone digital in 2008, and continues to offer its readers high quality articles and information about archaeology, history and the cultural heritage of Greece. Aiming to exploit the multimedia and interactive possibilities of the new digital technology for the advantage of children from all parts of Greece, Archaeology & Arts has decided to establish an annual festival of videos created by high-school students, with content related to the cultural heritage of Greece.
The idea for this festival originated from the director of the biannual International Meeting of Archaeological Film of the Mediterranean Area AGON, filmmaker Memi Spyratou.
Keeping in mind that first you charm and then you educate and that we really get to love only what we know in depth, we aspire to instill the love for the past in the minds of the students and boost their hope for a better future.
Our aim is to present creations that are entirely made by school students. Impulses which train the eye and the mind will in that way strengthen their creative imagination and make the children observe and think about various aspects of cultural heritage.
The competition’s topics will be chosen by the teachers and can relate to anything that spurs the creative imagination of children. For instance, a school excursion to a site could be the beginning of a great creative moment: the children could discover pieces of a jug or old cutlery, or a piece of white marble reminiscent of ancient sculptures and buildings. Or they could look up in the sky and record the forms of clouds, or trees, where they may make out imaginary shapes.
Children could also record folklore topics, like fairytales, lullabies, customs, traditional trades, or even traditional recipes, their grandmother’s handmade lace, their grandfather’s old pipe etc., all the things that disappear as years go by, constituting tomorrow’s Archaeology.
Children can also record industrial objects that tend to be replaced by newer ones, like photographic films, which have already been replaced by digital cameras, or vinyl records which have been substituted by CDs and all other objects that fall into oblivion.
The Kids Archaeological Film Festival is addressed to students of the first three classes of high-school (11-15 years old).
Children with special educational needs will compete as a special category, so that the evaluation committee takes into account their particularities. More information will be given to all special schools.
The Kids Archaeological Film Festival is annual and will run during the school year. The competition will end on St. Thomas Sunday. The videos will be posted on the website of Archaeology & Arts every 3 months.
The special festival committee and the website visitors will evaluate the posted videos.
The videos (3-5 min) will be sent either via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by post to Archaeology & Arts, Evrou 106, 115 27 Athens, with the indication “Kids Archaeological Film Festival”.
For further information please contact Mrs. Efi Pistoli, tel. 210 7485445.