DNASequence SRL is pleased to announce the scientific collaboration with Mrs. Calliope Limneos-Papakosta, in the field of Archaeogene. Archaeogene offers archaeologists a unique tool that gives them valuable insights into the era their research is focused, further deepen their knowledge on archaeological findings and how to preserve them.
By analyzing the soil of the excavation, tissues, surfaces, etc., archaeologists can identify possible pandemics that altered the world (i.e. black death), microbiome that contributes to the degeneration of archaeological findings (i.e. mummies), as well as microbiology data that reveal more insights for climate and geological changes and understand possible cultural habits.
Calliope Limneos-Papakosta holds a degree in Classical Archaeology from the University of Athens and for the past 24 years, she has been working on her own excavation project in the centre of Alexandria, in the Shallalat Gardens, which has been gradually revealing the Royal Quarter of Alexandria, through a monumental Hellenistic public building. From 2007 until today exceptional results have been unveiled, such as an important Hellenistic statue with characteristics of Alexander the Great that is on display at the National Museum of Alexandria.
Moreover, Calliope Limneos-Papakosta directs the Hellenic Research Institute of the Alexandrian Civilization (HRIAC), whose objectives are the archaeological research and study of the Hellenistic Alexandrian period mainly in Egypt, the cooperation with the Greek and Egyptian Universities, as well as ethnological and anthropological studies, the organization of seminars and conferences on topics related to the Hellenistic Period and the reinforcement of relations among the scientific bodies of Greece and Egypt. Last but not least, Calliope Limneos-Papakosta has been granted the title of “National Geographic Explorer” and articles about her work in Alexandria have been published in renowned scientific magazines globally.
This collaboration with DNASequence SRL will help unveil important insights to the findings of the excavation project in the Shallalat Gardens, which will help to gain a deeper understanding of their origin and chronology.χ
* photo credit by Duncan Singh for NatGeo