CULTURE

Greek archaeologist earns prestigious Feltrinelli award

Archaeologist Manolis Korres has been awarded the International Feltrinelli Prize, the first Greek to earn the prestigious distinction awarded by Rome’s Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei.

The award ceremonies take place every five years, honoring achievements in the fields of art, music, literature, history, philosophy, medicine and science, and include significant cash prizes.

An Athens Acropolis expert, the 65-year-old Korres is known as the chief architect of the Acropolis Restoration Project, which he led and supervised for over 20 years. He earned a doctorate in architecture and engineering from the Freie Universitat Berlin and is a professor at the National Technical University of Athens.

The Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei was founded in 1603 and counts Galileo Galilei among its initial members.