A large infrastructure project that provided an opportunity for conducting large-scale archaeological research in all 13 Regional Units that the pipeline crosses in its course on Greek territory.

The Ministry of Culture and Sports announces the publication of the bilingual volume “Αγωγός Ιστορίας και μνήμης – A pipeline traversing Greek History“, prepared by the Ministry of Culture in collaboration with Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG, to highlight and promote the archaeological findings unearthed during the construction of the TAP in Northern Greece, through short texts accompanied by rich photographic material.

The Trans Adriatic Gas Pipeline, a major infrastructure project that has been transporting natural gas from the Caspian Sea to Europe since January, has provided an opportunity for extensive archaeological research in all 13 Regional Units across the pipeline’s course on Greek territory.

More than 400 archeological sites were pinpointed and examined between 2016 and 2019, often in rural areas that might have never been explored before, where a number of finds from all time periods -from prehistoric to Ottoman and modern times- came to light.

The bilingual, printed and digital 295-page volume is a publication of the Directorate of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Antiquities of the Ministry of Culture and Sports and the company Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG, which funded the project.

In addition, a short video was produced based on the volume, summarizing the most important of the archaeological finds, and you can see it at the link A pipeline traversing Greek History.

The digital version of the volume and the video will be available on the websites of the Ministry of Culture and Sports and Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG.