Charalambos Bouras

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Charalambos Bouras
Born(1933-07-17)17 July 1933
Died27 July 2016(2016-07-27) (aged 83)
Alma materNational Technical University of Athens
PracticeRestoration Architect, Historian and Professor
ProjectsAcropolis Restoration Service

Charalambos Bouras (Greek: Χαράλαμπος Μπούρας, 17 July 1933 - 27 July 2016) was a major Greek restoration architect, engineer and professor of architectural history. Amongst his most notable contributions are his restoration work on the Acropolis of Athens,[1] Brauron and the monastery of Hosios Loukas as well as the collection of his books and scientific articles.[2]

Academic career[edit]

Bouras received a diploma in Architectural Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens in Greece at 1952. In the following years he joined the Greek Archaeological Service as a member of the Directorate of Restoration of Ancient and Historic Monuments. In this role, he undertook the study and restoration of the fifth-century B.C.E. stoa at the Sanctuary of Artemis at Brauron (1961–1962). He then continued his studies at the Université de Paris (École Pratique des Hautes Études) under the supervision of André Grabar, receiving a doctorate at 1964. Meanwhile, he received another doctorate from the Polytechnic School of Thessaloniki (1966). He then became one of the founding members and President of the Acropolis Restoration Service, coauthored the first volume on the Europa Nostra's restoration of the Parthenon and issued his book on the Nea Moni of Chios.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Charalambos Bouras was born in Preveza on 17 July 1933. He grew up in Chios, where his family moved when his father (a state chemist) was transferred there.

He was married to fellow architect and Byzantinist Laskarina Philippidou (Boura), who died early. At a second marriage, he married archaeologist Kornilia Hadjiaslani, with whom he acquired a son, Nikias.

Bouras died in Athens on July 27, 2016. He was buried on July 29, at the First Cemetery of Athens.[4]


Recognition and awards[edit]

Charalambos Bouras was awarded the following order:


  1. ^ "ACROPOLIS RESTORATION SERVICE". Retrieved 2018-10-01.
  2. ^ "Μπούρας, Χαράλαμπος Θ., 1933-2016". Retrieved 2018-10-01.
  3. ^ "Χαράλαμπος Μπούρας, ένας άξιος Ελληνας που τίμησε την πατρίδα του". (in Greek). I Kathimerini. Retrieved 2018-10-01.
  5. ^ "Χαράλαμπος Μπούρας, ο σοφός που κατανόησε τα ελληνικά μνημεία, Του Νίκου Βατόπουλου". (in Greek). I Kathimerini. Retrieved 2018-10-01.