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The Ancient Studies Department sponsors annual study/travel programs to sites in the modern world relating to the ancient Greek and Roman world.


Go to Greece with UMBC Ancient Studies Department during Spring Break 2014

The UMBC Ancient Studies Department will conduct its 48th annual study tour in mainland Greece and on Crete March 14-23, 2014. The price of $2,950.00 includes all air and land travel, twin-share accommodation for 8 nights, buffet breakfasts, 3 Greek banquets, and entrance to all archaeological sites and museums on the itinerary. ANCS majors and minors, UMBC students, community members, alumni, and friends are welcome on the tour. The trip can be taken as a three-credit course in the Winter 2014 term (ANCS 301). Winter semester tuition applies. Scholarships are available for Ancient Studies majors taking the course for credit. Places are limited, so reserve yours today! A $300.00 deposit is required by September 30, 2013.

The tour begins in Athens with visits to the Acropolis and New Acropolis Museum, the Agora and Agora Museum, the National Archaeological Museum and Cape Sounion to view the celebrated temple of Poseidon and the sunset over the Saronic Gulf.

We then board a coach headed for the seaside town of Itea, stopping at Eleusis, site of the mysteries of Demeter and her daughter Persephone, the Mycenaean stronghold of Glas (where Dr. Michael Lane has conducted extensive field research), and the mountain resort of Arachova. Next day we visit Delphi, site of Apollo’s oracle. From Delphi, we travel to the Venetian-influenced town of Nauplion, stopping en route to tour the 10th-century ce monastery of St. Luke (Hosios Loukas), where pilgrims flocked to be healed in their sleep, and to view the canal across the Isthmus of Corinth. From Nauplion, we visit the bronze-age citadels of Tiryns and Mycenae. We then fly to Heraklion, Crete for tours of the museum, the labyrinthine complexes at Knossos and Phaistos, and the rural complex at Ayia Triada.

This is too good an opportunity to pass up! Contact Domonique Pitts at to confirm your eligibility now.