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Award ceremony for the competition “Greece in the Estonian Wikipedia”

Monday, 26 January 2015

On the 22nd of January, the Embassy of Greece in Tallinn hosted at its premises the award ceremony for the competition “Greece in the Estonian Wikipedia”, an important initiative of “Wikimedia Estonia” aimed at providing qualitative informative material about both Modern and Ancient Greece through topical categories to the Estonian speaking readers.

The ceremony was held in presence of the Member of the Board of Wikimedia Estonia, Mr Sven-Erik Soosaar and the Executive Director Mr Kaarel Vaidla and the members of the jury, professors of the Universities of Tallinn and Tartu.

The winners of the six different categories
1. ANCIENT GREECE: Μr Andry Arro and Mr Andres Lurre
2. HISTORY: Mr Robert Reisman
3. CULTURE  Mr Andry Arro
4. POLITICS and MEDIA Mrs Kristiian Kuslapuu
5. GEOGRAPHY Mart Küng
6. SPORTS  Mona (Wikimedia name)

were awarded original copies of Archaeological Museums exhibits, kindly provided by the  Archaeological Receipts Fund.

The first copy was from the Archaeological Museum of Pella: an Antefix of Corinthian style (4th century B.C) from a house of the monumental palatial complex, in Ancient Pella, the capital of the kingdom of ancient Macedonia, where Alexander the Great was born.

The second copy was from the National Archaeological Museum: a votive figurine of a dove, offering to the goddess Aphrodite from the Hellenistic period. It was found at the archeological site of Daphni in Attica region.

The third copy was the famous Clay disk from the Minoan palace of Phaestos (Crete island). It bears stamped on both sides, symbols of hieroglyphic script in spiral arrangement. It is dated from Neo- Palatial period, about 1700-1600 B.C. It is considered to be the earliest known example of typography and encoded information. The script has not been deciphered so far.

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