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Liana Starida

Archaeologist in Heraklion Greece

Liana Starida is an archaeologist working in the 13th Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities until 2011. She was in charge of excavations taken place in the ancient town of Cheronissos and the city of Heraklion as well as scientific advisor for the exhibition of the medieval pottery and the simulation of Venetian Candia at the Historical Museum of Crete. She is a member of Archaeological Society, Society of Cretan Historical Studies, Christian Archaeological Society and Greek Archaeologists Association. Among other writings are, the book “The Nobles' Club in Chandax” and the first of her sevenvolume work “Once there was a town…”.

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Forgotten Ruins

@ VOL 4 ON SEP 20, 2013

Archaeologist Liana Starida witnessed the fatal destruction of the buildings in the city of Heraklion, and believes the sprit and hope of these buildings can be brought back to life again through her photography. While portraying the human dimension of these disasters, her work shows a city that is losing its historic identity. Liana hopes to convey emotion by representing the first blow of destruction and capturing the piles of ruined houses, once full of the laughter, joy, and sorrows of forgotten souls.

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Heraklion @ Nikos Kazantzakis Open Air Theatre
Sep 20, 2013