Eleni Konsolaki

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Eleni Konsolaki, also Eleni Konsolaki-Giannopoulou or Eleni Konsolaki-Yannopoulou (Greek: Ελένη Κονσολάκη-Γιαννοπούλου) is a Greek archaeologist[1] who is renowned internationally and excavated in areas including Troezen, Poros and Methana.

Major task[edit]

She has been active for approximately 18 years in that area. She spends her busy time with examination of ancient treasures of the area. Special attention was received while excavating Methana town in 1990 where she discovered a Mycenaean building from which she described over 150 'cult images': small clay figures of animals, horses with riders etc.

Special discoveries[edit]

It drew the attention of all the Greek state in fact that the peninsula of Methana was archaeologically known. The Methana peninsula is noted as an archaeologically protected zone.

In the last years, she investigated the Mycenaean-built Acropolis Magoula near Galatas next to the island of Poros. She discovered several Mycenaean buildings which show that the Troezen area did not only have a great importance in the ancient times, after a few researches, the connections of the Mycenaean and the Minoan epochs came closer. These include Theseus, the famous mythological hero who defeated the Minotaurs from this region. Also the Troezen area had a great importance. Eleni Konsolakis-Yannopoulou published her research work to the conference to the history of the Saronic Gulf in 1998 on the island of Poros (Konsolaki-Giannopoulou, E. (ed.) Argosaronikos (Athens 2003))..


  1. ^ McInerney, Jeremy (2009-10-01). The cattle of the sun: cows and culture in the world of the ancient Greeks. Princeton University Press. pp. 81–. ISBN 978-0-691-14007-0. Retrieved 4 July 2011.