The fifth pre-course education session was again offered through skype by the AUTh organizers. This time Professor Vastelli and Mrs Benaki provided a detailed description of the different sections of the site of Dion, pointing out particularly at the religious role that the site played in Ancient Greece. Students were shown photos and illustrations of the sanctuaries of Zeus, Demeter and Isis, as well as of the open-air theaters and baths. A comment was also made about the historical development of the site through the subsequent Roman and Christian periods. Chiba U students found out that, while smaller in size, Dion consists of an entirely different type of archaeological site compared to Vergina.
(from the first slide of today’s ppt)