If you'd like to introduce yourself to the community, find common interests, or even perhaps a new friend, do so here! This is completely optional, but I thought it might be a fun (and interesting!) thing to do. There's also a post like this over at greece
, if you're interested!
As for me, I go by aristoboule
, Artemis, Aristoboule, or Elliemun (RP, you see) online. I'm not actually Greek myself, but my first trip there was in 1993 for a Classics program in college. I spent a month there the first time, and couldn't even read Greek let alone speak it, but hey, fun times! I spent every summer somewhere in Greece up through 1997, either in a program (such as the American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Summer Seesion) or digging at a site (Isthmia and the Athenian Agora). I met my husband while digging at one site, and ironically, we're both originally from Ohio -- go figure! I spent three weeks at a site in Western Turkey as well, though for architectural reconstruction rather than actual excavation. I've also been to Egypt, and visited the pyramids at Giza, Luxor, Karnak, Kom Ombo, Abu Simbel, Esna, Edfu, Deir el-Bahri, Saqqara, and Memphis (okay, and some other places too) but never excavated there in any capacity.
I've left the field, though I still have an interest in it and try to keep up with new developments and discoveries as well.
So, how about you?