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Biography: Pavlos Triantafyllidis

Pavlos Triantafyllidis

Pavlos Triantafyllidis, an archaeologist in the Greek Ministry of Culture in Rhodes, researched glass technology at the Hellenistic glass factory in Rhodes.

Dr. Triantafyllidis earned his Ph.D. from the University of Ioannina in 1998. His dissertation focused on glass objects from Minoa on Amorgos. In describing his current research, he writes: “The deposit of the Hellenistic glass factory of Rhodes was excavated in 1966 ... Large quantities of products, mainly beads and vessels (a total of 10,000) ... were found ... The glass deposit ... also included melted glass, crucibles ... roof tiles, clay wheels for making glass vessels, metal instruments, slags of metals, ... coloring substances, ... powdered and broken raw glass, glass ingots, and glass cullets.” The most unusual objects produced by the Rhodian factory, he says, were gold sandwich glass beads and bowls. Little is known about them.

The research on the factory was to include a description and interpretation of the excavation data, a typological classification of the glass material, and archaeometric analyses of the glass crucibles and other objects.