Foundation for Research & Technology

Institute for Mediterranean Studies - Program support
To support the Amorium Urban Archaeology Project, which will take place over three consecutive summers from 2013 to 2015. The aim of the project is the intensive research on the surface of the Western part of Amorium and the documentation of all findings.

Amorium was one of Byzantium’s most important cities between the 8th and 10th centuries. The fact that Amorium remained uninhabited following the 12th century guarantees a good level of monument preservation, allows the smooth conducting of excavations, as well as the execution of large-scale surface and geophysics research. 

The Institute for Mediterranean Studies (IMS) was established in 1985 in the city of Rethymnon in Crete and belongs to the Foundation of Research & Technology (ITE), one of Greece’s most renowned research centers, whose headquarters are located in Iraklion. IMS is one of ITE’s six institutes and the only one conducting research into historical, literary and social sciences. All of its remaining institutes cover the fields of natural sciences, computer science and biomedicine. The IMS’s goal is to promote research with the support of advanced methods of computer science.