National Herald: Greek president awards medals to UC archaeologists

Greece recognizes two UC Classics researchers for Bronze Age discoveries

The National Herald in Greece covered the presidential awards ceremony honoring two University of Cincinnati Classics researchers for their contribution to the worldwide understanding of ancient Greek history.

Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou presented Commander of the Order of the Phoenix medals to UC Classics Professor and department head Jack Davis and senior research associate Sharon Stocker for discoveries at Pylos that shed light on ancient Greece.

Sakellaropoulou said Stocker and Davis were archaeologists of international renown and noted for the breadth and importance of their archaeological discoveries, the National Herald reported.

The ceremony coincided with the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution of 1821 that led to the foundation of the modern Greek state.

"Their sincere and real connection with Greece, ancient and modern, and their discourse with the Greek spirit over the ages give a measure of modern philhellenism," Sakellaropoulou told the National Herald.

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Featured image at top: Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou, center, poses with American honorees, from left, Sharon Stocker, Charles Williams and Jack Davis, far right. Photo/Presidency of Greece

A tweet from the U.S. Embassy in Athens features a photo of the recipients and the Greek President with the text: Congrats to eminent US archaeologists Jack Davis, Sharon Stocker & Charles Williams for their recognition by @PresidencyGR w/ the Medal of the Commander of the Order of the Phoenix for their service preserving and promoting Greek cultural heritage.

The U.S. Embassy in Athens celebrated Greece's recognition of three U.S. archaeologists, including UC professor Jack Davis and senior research associate Sharon Stocker.

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Sharon Stocker stands in an archaeological excavation.

UC senior research associate Sharon Stocker leads UC's archaeological research at Pylos, Greece. Photo/UC Classics