The Ruins at Kourion
For many of us, getting back to sites in Cyprus is still a hope, not a fact. But CAARI’s residence is full again. Its spaces echo with greetings, its library tables are punctuated with clusters of books, and its offices hum with activity. But this is not to say it’s all the same again!

First, over the muffled months of Covid, CAARI’s staff has been transformed. Much-loved Vathoulla Moustoukki has retired, and “Vathoulla’s office” is now in the confident, welcoming hands of Katerina Mavromichalou, formerly CAARI’s Librarian. In Katerina’s office, in turn, we welcome Anthoulla Vassiliades, who joins us from Sydney, Australia. We are so pleased to have Katerina and Anthoulla in their new positions! We introduce each of them to you right after the Message from the Director. You can look forward to seeing and working with them when you are actually here.

But CAARI’s Board of Trustees has also seen significant change. On the very brink of the last news-flash, we learned of the unexpected passing of F. Bryan Wilkins, the President of the CAARI Board. This news-flash brings the memorial we promised, which Bryan richly deserves.

We are very pleased to announce the election of Bryan’s successor. Professor Nancy Serwint and Professor R. Scott Moore are CAARI’s new co-Presidents. Both Scott and Nancy are widely recognized scholars with long records of service to CAARI, and both are eager to work with Dr. Lindy Crewe, CAARI’s Director, to build on the legacy of Bryan’s term. We welcome them very warmly. We believe that distributing the responsibilities of the presidency between two co-equals will make the job manageable for members of Academe as distinguished as CAARI deserves. Photographs and brief biographical introductions of both Scott and Nancy follow Bryan’s memorial.

Finally, CAARI Trustee William Andreas provides a riveting glimpse into the most recent group of documents he has acquired for the CAARI library about the Jewish detention centers maintained on Cyprus from 1946 to 1949 by the British government. CAARI is building an archive that is unique on Cyprus and of international significance.
Message from CAARI’s Director
Dear friends and supporters of CAARI,
We are well and truly into the sweltering Cypriot summer and, as with last year, missing our archaeological field teams. Some of our fellows and researchers have made it to Cyprus and during July the CAARI library is as close to full as social distancing requirements will allow, as you can see in the photo.

Many of those whom you met in our previous Newsflash, our graduate student fellows, Peltenburg Fellow and Scholar in Residence are here and busy researching in the welcome cool of the library.

As noted above, this newsflash highlights the many changes to the CAARI team. We will sorely miss CAARI President Bryan Wilkins but I am very happy to begin working with Nancy Serwint and Scott Moore. Nancy was CAARI Director when I first stayed here as an undergraduate student working on my dissertation research. It was her kindness and helpful advice to a lowly undergraduate that really brought home how welcoming the Cypriot archaeological community is. I hope that I can continue to make all who walk through CAARI’s doors feel the same sense of belonging.

Last month I mentioned that the Kissonerga-Mosphila roundhouse replica, funded by an ASOR Shepard Urgent Action grant, was nearing completion. The refurbishment is now ready and you can read more about it and see the pictures here: 

Wishing all of our friends good health and that we see you here before too long,

Lindy Crewe, PhD
Director, CAARI

Greet Katerina Mavromichalou as
CAARI’s New Executive Administrator
Prof. Annemarie Carr
CAARI Vice President
Deft, intrepid Katerina Mavromichalou has taken on the position of CAARI’s Executive Administrator, a job indelibly shaped over forty years by Vathoulla Moustoukki. Katerina comes to the role with a Master’s degree in Archaeology and a thorough knowledge of CAARI. For eight years, she was CAARI’s Librarian. All who have used the library in the last decade know her, and know how well the words “competent,” “unflappable,” “on top of it,” and “just terrific” apply to her. But they only begin to capture her ability to respond, reassure, resolve, spread cheer, and rise to every challenge. She has just the combination of warm heart, cool competence, and keen judgment that we all count on in CAARI’s central office.
Katerina grew up in Larnaca. Her mother is a retired nurse, and her father works at the Department of Electrical and Mechanical Services. Together they explored the city, its environs, and its deeply layered past, and experienced personally the way that past could turn up fascinatingly and tangibly, even in one’s own back yard. This gave her an abiding interest in archaeology, and when it was time to seek a career path, she enrolled at the University of Cyprus in the ARU. Here, she turned to underwater work, delighted that archaeology could accommodate her other great passion: diving.
From the University of Cyprus, she went on to a Master of Arts degree at the University of Southampton in England, specializing in underwater archaeology and developing her diving. She found the program instructive but rigidly practical after her many-faceted experience in the ARU. Diving not only amplified her professional life; it would enrich her personal life, too, for in 2015 she married Lefteris Gregoriades.

Katerina returned from England to the graduate program at the Archaeological Research Unit (ARU), where she became the Research Assistant to Assistant Professor Stella Demesticha. A leading underwater archaeologist, Professor Demesticha was a prime professional mentor for Katerina. But as shepherd to her wayward flock of eager students, Katerina also met challenges far beyond simple archaeology, and believes those experiences will serve well in her new role as shepherd-in-chief of CAARI’s day-to-day operation.  

When the position of Librarian at CAARI became available amid the financial crisis of 2013, Professor Demesticha suggested that Katerina apply for it. Katerina feels grateful to then-Director Dr. Andrew McCarthy for entrusting the job to her. She more than deserved it; she transformed it during her tenure. Yet she remembers it as almost unrelieved tumult. She arrived to find the books on the floor, part of the repurposing of the “photocopy room” to receive a significant portion of the library's collection. Delays plagued the process, and she had to muscle them onto shelves in a matter of hours as participants arrived for one of CAARI’s international conferences. Prof. Bernard Knapp, head of the Library Committee, was able to help. It was the first but not the last time she was unflappably on top of a daunting challenge. 

New tumult began in 2015 with the excavation for the library extension. For more than a year, noise, dust, and workmen filled her every hour. She knew them all by name, knew their specialties, and knew how to resolve their questions. When the Board of Trustees descended upon CAARI in June 2016 to dedicate the new building, a smiling Katerina ushered them into glorious order, somehow wrung out of chaos. Just months later, on the brink of another international symposium, she delivered her first son, Nicholas, now a thriving four-and-a-half-year-old. In June of 2018, CAARI celebrated its 40th Birthday and visitors flowed from around the globe to celebrate. They ogled with admiration the grandeur of the new library, almost all of them oblivious of how Katerina had managed to wrestle a brand-new building into working order. The challenges continued, and soon, Katerina was expecting a new child. Michael arrived late in 2019.
Katerina with Nicholas during the 40th Birthday celebration in 2018
So far, Katerina says, the position of Executive Administrator has been remarkably calm after her years as Librarian. The year-long Covid-lull has helped, and she is grateful for the quiet it has given her to become familiar with the job. She thanks Dr. Lindy Crewe for her support. Above all, she extends her sincere thanks to Vathoulla—for her trust, help, and guidance over the past eight years, and especially for her continued generosity, encouragement, and confidence even after her retirement.

Katerina is not one to sit idle. CAARI’s rooms will soon be fully occupied, and she herself is immersed in online courses learning accounting so she can better monitor CAARI’s affairs. Archaeologist and people-person, diver who also scales the heights of each achievement, Katerina is a strong, smart hand at helm of CAARI’s office. We are delighted and grateful to welcome her to this new role. 
Welcome Anthoulla Vassiliades
as CAARI’s New Librarian

Prof. Annemarie Carr
CAARI Vice President
We are delighted to welcome Anthoulla Vassiliades as CAARI’s new Librarian. Anthoulla comes to us from Australia. She was born in Sydney, the child of Cypriot parents, who raised her speaking Greek and took her with them whenever they were able to return to the island. She remembers being awed by Kourion as a toddler. Little did she know then that one day she would come to work there. (Kourion is in the picture opening this news-flash.)

These experiences fueled a fascination for ancient sites that led her in time to a major in Classical Archaeology at the University of Sydney. She hoped to work on Cypriot or Classical Greek material, a hope realized when she began to work under Professor Richard Green, then the Director of the Paphos Theatre Project. In fact, if you click on The Team – Paphos Theatre Archaeological Project and scroll down to the picture of the team, you’ll find her among the people depicted there. It was in Pafos that Anthoulla found her area of specialization. It is not ancient; it is medieval. Her MA thesis, “Paphos and Western Cyprus: 1191 to 1571,” treats the ceramic ware and architecture of the Pafos area, compelling to her as a case of “networking across cultures over space.” Now that she lives in Cyprus, she hopes to develop her research on it.

Anthoulla brings a range of experience to her job here at CAARI. For four years after receiving her MA degree and again after returning in 2018 to Australia, she taught as an Education Officer in the Nicholson Museum at the University of Sydney, amid the largest collection of antiquities in the southern hemisphere. Then for another four years, she worked in Sydney’s choicest bookstore, learning the technicalities of processing books. In 2008, she left Australia for what became a decade in Athens. Here she worked first at the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens (AAIA) and then at the British School at Athens (BSA).  The AAIA is the only Australian archaeological research institute in Greece, and she was its Administrator and Hostel Manager—in a sense its “Vathoulla.” In Athens, though, the Administrator’s job also included running the library. Thus she has had under her care a dedicated research library. When her term ended there in 2015, she went for a semester as a Research Fellow to the Knossos Research Centre in Heraklion, Crete, and then returned as a professional archaeologist, volunteering also at the BSA. In 2018, she returned to her position at the Nicholson Museum.

Anthoulla has excavated every year since she was an undergraduate, first as an archaeologist, then as an archivist, photographer, translator, or surveyor, and more recently as a field director, senior researcher, or registrar. Some of the sites have been in Cyprus: as if fulfilling that childhood experience at Kourion, she worked at Kourion’s Amathus Gate Cemetery project with Danielle Parks; she spent two seasons with the Sydney Cyprus Survey Project, and she remains a senior researcher with the Paphos Theatre Project. But she has also worked for two seasons with the Vultur Project in Italy, spent multiple seasons at different sites in Greece, and worked in Romania and at Khirbet Um el-Ghozlan in Jordan. She expects to continue participating in excavations as CAARI Librarian.
Anthoulla amid the medieval potsherds, Paphos Theatre Project, 2017
When she left Athens in 2018, Anthoulla had not expected to return to the Mediterranean. But CAARI’s position so lured her that she overcame even the most daunting resistance. Australia’s borders were closed, but she managed to leave the country; she moved her belongings across the world in the midst of the pandemic; though doors were sealed by Covid, she found a flat—in the Old City, like a true medievalist! 

Anthoulla has eager plans for the library at CAARI. First, she has the digital know-how to implement a more effective and user-friendly cataloguing system, and sees this as a very high priority. She also looks forward to digitizing more of CAARI’s archival materials. These are among CAARI’s unique holdings, and they need to be accessible to users around the world. Her third priority is to begin building the library collection forward into the later periods of Cypriot history. The Ottoman and British eras also have archaeological interest. Enchanted to have a job that is both in archaeology and in Cyprus, she is grateful for all that Katerina did to strengthen the Librarian’s position, and looks forward to leaving her own imprint on it.
A Message of Gratitude:
CAARI Remembers F. Bryan Wilkins (1990-2021)

Prof. Annemarie Carr
CAARI Vice President
CAARI’s community mourns F. Bryan Wilkins, the President of CAARI’s Board from 2015-2021, who died peacefully but very unexpectedly on May 19. His going leaves unspoken the words of thanks we owe him for his years of effort on CAARI’s behalf. His presidency embraced the two most public events in CAARI’s recent history—the celebration of the library expansion in 2016, and the 40th Birthday celebration in 2018. These events crystallized the image of confident, expansive forward movement that CAARI radiates today. Bryan’s most indelible gift to the Institute, though, may have come yet earlier, between 2010 and 2015 when he was Treasurer, and wrestled into submission the hydra-like complexity of the NEH Challenge Grant that enabled CAARI’s library expansion. The grant made possible CAARI’s current confidence.

Bryan was the son of a Foreign Service Officer and moved as a child from one to the next of his father‘s varied assignments in Delhi, in Tehran, and then in Nicosia as the first U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Cyprus. Thus, Bryan grew up living in different places, going to different schools, and interacting with different kinds of people. Between the foreign assignments, he loved his family’s big farm in Kentucky with its livestock and open spaces. An insatiable reader, he remained fascinated by the deep cultures of the Near East, took his Bachelor’s degree in archaeology at the University of Pennsylvania, and vastly expanded his father’s already formidable library. But it was the movement of money, not of words or things, that drew him as a profession. He became a journalist and financial analyst, first in Kentucky and then with escalating acclaim in Washington. In 1993, though, tired of a success that others exploited to make money on, he retired and devoted himself to the farm in Kentucky and to training Thoroughbred race horses. He never stopped reading, but he became an ardent horseman, too. Riding with the hunt, riding in point-to-points, and other activities with splendid horses occupied him—and CAARI. 

Bryan’s devotion to CAARI was rooted in his childhood years when his father was in Nicosia, the first U.S. Ambassador to the uneasy new Republic of Cyprus. Bryan was ten when the family arrived in Nicosia in 1960; he left at fourteen, abruptly. On February 5, 1964, the U.S. embassy was bombed, and his father ordered the immediate evacuation of all U.S. nationals. Snatched in shirt-sleeves from Nicosia’s sunny streets, Bryan and his brother were air-lifted to Boston and deposited, respectively, at Saint Paul’s and Milton Schools in the midst of a New England winter. Katherine Wilkins, Bryan’s wife, wondered in our conversation whether it was Bryan’s age at the time, or qualities of Cyprus, or the heightened tensions that made those years so special to him. Bryan recalled them vividly. He corresponded throughout his life with friends he had made then, as he did with none of his father’s other posts. The time in Nicosia was taut. Crowds surged through the city; people protested; boys threw rocks. So did Bryan, who had a reputation for being naughty. Bryan was really impressed by the British commandos who would meet with his Boy Scout troop. They taught the boys to rappel on the cliffs; they showed off their ordnance; they took them out on their patrol boats. This was real in a way that Bryan recalled almost wistfully, and as a father, he did not press his own sons to be Boy Scouts. At one embassy event high in the Troodos, Bryan remembered kicking a soccer ball with Archbishop Makarios III. Makarios must have loved it! CAARI Trustee Bill Andreas remembers Bryan sitting in the Colonial Inn in Concord, MA recounting how he was whisked from the airport to a relative's farm in Concord in February 1964 to replace his breezy Cypriot clothes with sturdy wool coats and flannels before being packed off to Saint Paul’s in Conway, New Hampshire.

The Bryan who emerged from such experiences was resilient. He was also exceptionally averse to calling attention to himself. We dearly wish now that we’d urged him to talk more about himself and his memories of Cyprus. He could seem almost diffident, and the unwary could mistake him for an ordinary bystander.  But he was sterling through and through—a real Thoroughbred—as emerges in the memory that follows by CAARI Trustee Joseph Greene. A memorial to Bryan was held on 16 July in the same club that Joe Greene describes. It was the perfect place to gather in his honor. His family generously agreed that gifts in his memory should come to CAARI—one more benefice for which he deserves our thanks. We will miss his leadership, and the dry humor with which it was conveyed.
In Memory of F. Bryan Wilkins

Dr. Joseph A. Greene
CAARI Trustee and Clerk
This is a personal recollection of a dinner I enjoyed with Bryan in early December 2015 at the Metropolitan Club in Washington DC.

Bryan and I had been elected CAARI trustees at the turn of the millennium in 2000, members of the class of 2003. However, as happens often with learned society boards that meet only periodically, we saw one another just in the spring and fall at gatherings of the board.

We became better acquainted when Bryan was elected CAARI president in 2015. I was a member of the Executive Committee, so the number of meetings we attended annually doubled from two to four.

In early December of that year, ASOR and the American Institute of Archaeology (AIA) decided to co-host a “summit meeting” in Washington DC to address the ongoing cultural calamity in Syria and Iraq. That summer Da’esh—ISIS—had dynamited the major monuments at Palmyra and gutted the Palmyra museum. Bryan and I agreed to meet in Washington on the sidelines of the summit.

The summit began on Thursday; Bryan invited me to join him Wednesday evening at his club. He described it simply as “nice but stuffy, so no cell phones, papers, etc. Business attire.” I missed the significance of that last detail—"business attire”—meaning a coat and tie. I arrived wearing a coat, but no tie. The staff politely but firmly pointed this out and then produced a rack of ties from which I could choose one to borrow for the evening. Obviously I was not the first guest who had come to the club unprepared.

Now properly attired, I joined Bryan in the library for drinks after which we adjourned to the dining room. In the course of the evening we discussed CAARI business (the ongoing library expansion project, the precariousness of the budget) but also things non-CAARI, including the topic of the upcoming summit. The details of that conversation escape me now half a decade after event. At the time the Metropolitan Club was to me just another Georgian façade on a lettered street in Washington, and Bryan didn’t embellish. Much later I learned the story behind the façade.

The Metropolitan Club is one of Washington’s oldest private clubs, founded in 1863. The building at 1700 H Street NW, was built in 1908 to replace an earlier one destroyed by fire and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Past members have included generals: Grant (also a President), Pershing, and Arthur MacArthur, the father of Douglas; diplomats and bureaucrats: Secretary of State George Marshall (also a general), McNamara, and Kissinger; Presidents and would-be Presidents: Taft (also a Supreme Court Chief Justice); both Roosevelts, both Kennedys—though Bobby resigned in 1961 to protest the club’s color bar. (That finally fell in 1972.) Women were not admitted as members until 1988. By contrast, the Harvard Faculty (of which I was a nominal member), admitted women to full membership already in 1968, with Emily Vermeule, the excavator of Toumba Tou Skourou, in the vanguard. That evening, Bryan didn’t mention how he came to join such a notable body.

Bryan and I never had the chance to rendezvous again at the Metropolitan Club, and now, sadly, we never will. Had we done so, I could have asked him how he joined. And I would have made certain to wear a tie.
Bryan Wilkins (in blue shirt) in 2016 with CAARI Trustee Birgitta Wohl, CAARI Director Andrew McCarthy, U.S. Ambassador Kathleen Doherty, CAARI Trustee Chris Christodoulou, and CAARI Trustee Pam Gaber

Co-Presidents Elected to Succeed Bryan Wilkins: Welcome Nancy Serwint and R. Scott Moore

Professor Nancy Serwint
Nancy Serwint teaches ancient art and archaeology with a focus on the cultures of the eastern Mediterranean basin, holding the position of Associate Professor in the School of Art at Arizona State University. She received her doctorate in classical archaeology from Princeton University in 1987 and a master’s from the same institution in 1983. Prior to that she received a master’s in art history (ancient) from the University of Chicago in 1977, and her bachelor’s in classics (ancient Greek) was awarded in 1973 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

As a classical archaeologist, Nancy has worked on excavations in Sicily (Morgantina), in the Athenian Agora, at ancient Corinth, and since 1983 at ancient Marion/Arsinoe in Cyprus; she now serves as the co-director of the Princeton University excavations at the site. Her research focus has been varied with investigation and publications dealing with ancient athleticism and athletic representations in the Greek sculptural repertoire and gender issues in Cyprus and the ancient Near East. Her recent work is devoted to the study of the coroplastic arts of Cyprus and ancient Israel, focusing on production and manufacturing strategies, cross-cultural stylistic influences, and the role played by terracotta votive sculpture in cult ritual and religious worship.

Nancy’s administrative experience includes: 
Arizona State University
Associate Director, School of Art (2021 - )
Acting Director, School of Art (2006-2007)
Interim Director, School of Art (2005-2006)
Associate Director, School of Art (2003-2006)
Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute
Director (1996-1999)
Interim Director (1995-1996)

Professor R. Scott Moore
Scott grew up on the coast of North Carolina and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, earning a BA in Classics, with an emphasis on Classical Archaeology. This was followed by an MA in Maritime History and Underwater Archaeology at East Carolina University and a Ph.D. in ancient history from The Ohio State University with a research focus on trade in the eastern Mediterranean in the Roman period.

He currently teaches history at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) located in southwestern Pennsylvania near Pittsburgh. During his tenure at IUP, Scott has been fully promoted, recognized with university awards for his service and research, served on and chaired numerous university committees, and is currently chair of the History department. He was named an IUP Distinguished University Professor in 2019.

Scott first visited Cyprus in 1996 as a graduate student participating on the Sydney Cyprus Survey Project (SCSP). In 2004, along with Bill Caraher and David Pettegrew he began the Pyla-Koutsopetria Archaeological Project (PKAP), a joint field school/ research project that investigated the relationship between the southern coast of Cyprus and other coastal sites on the island, and the eastern Mediterranean more generally. In addition to his work with SCSP and PKAP, Scott has worked as a Roman ceramicist with the Athienou Archaeological Project (AAP), the Princeton Polis Chrysochous Excavations, the Kourion Urban Space Project, and the Polis-Pyrgos Survey. 

CAARI's Collection of Jewish Detention Camp Documents Grows, Again!
William Andreas
CAARI Trustee and Treasurer
CAARI continues to expand our holdings of material from the Cyprus detention camps.  From 1946 to 1949, the British government maintained detention camps on Cyprus for Jews attempting to immigrate to Mandatory Palestine in violation of British policy.
To date, our collection has concentrated on printed materials, and the often hand-made newspapers, pamphlets and booklets. We’ve recently extended our collection with two extensive albums of photographs and over 150 pieces of ephemera.

Album of Photographs – The Children of the Detention Camps in Cyprus, 1946-1949
This album, with a collection of eighty photographs from the Cyprus detention camps, documents mainly the children's home in the summer camps in Karaolos, Cyprus, 1946-1949, which was known as "Kaytanat Elez" (literally: Joy Summer School). They depict the arrival at the camps and the establishment of the children's home under the supervision of nurses who were sent from Palestine, and the children's lives – school classes and recesses, teachers and students, kindergartens, Purim celebrations, games and group activities, sea-bathing, meals, resting and bathing, the kitchen, gifts from school children in South Africa, birthday parties, and more. 

Album of Photographs – Life in the Detention Camps in Cyprus, 1946-1949
This album contains a collection of 106 photographs documenting the lives of the illegal immigrants in the Cyprus detention camps [1946-1949]. The photographs record parades, sport training and work out, youth and children groups’ gymnastics and foot drills, demonstrations and celebrations; Golda Myerson's [Meir] visit to the camps; Brit Milah (ritual circumcision) in Cyprus; a medical clinic and tin-shack pharmacy in one of the camps; an illegal immigrant cooking on an improvised stove at the entrance of a tent; illegal immigrants seen over the double barbed wire leaving the camp on a truck; large puddles after the winter rains in a tent camp – one of the "summer camps"; and more.

A Selection of Ephemera
We’ve also added over a hundred and fifty pieces of ephemera from the camps.

  • Broadside issued by the "The Committee of the Hebrew Community of Haifa" protesting against the decision of the Mandate authorities to deport the illegal immigrants to camps in Cyprus [1946].

  • Approximately 20 envelopes sent to and from detainees in Cyprus and 15 philatelic items bearing the special postmark "Welcome" (Hebrew), celebrating the closure of the Cyprus camps.

  • Letters by detainees of the camps in Cyprus and letters sent to them, including a telegram sent from Sweden to a female detainee at the Famagusta camp in Cyprus.

  • 13 illustrations and sketches made by detainees at the camps, including still-life exercises and portraits made by the students of Naftali Bezem's art workshop, illustrations documenting life in the camps and caricatures about the detainees' situation.

  • A woodcut titled "Liberation Cyprus" depicting a Jewish family behind barbed wire, signed (in pencil) by the Jewish-American artist Leon G. Miller.

  • Notebooks that were distributed by the Joint (The Joint Distribution Committee) to the children of Cyprus (one containing a reading journal written in German by an illegal immigrant in the camps of Cyprus); a Hebrew textbook "for the children of Israel in the camps of Cyprus" (printed in Cyprus. Stamped with the stamp of the Joint; personal details questionnaire and knowledge assessment for the schoolchildren of Cyprus; school registration form for the children of the religious schools at camp 70.

  • Approximately 50 photographs, mostly press photographs and photographs from private albums documenting the arrival of camp detainees to Israel in July 1948 and early 1949. A small portion of the photographs document life at the detention camps in Cyprus.
Join Us on the Journey into our Future Regained!

Early in its development, we could see that the pandemic had the power to disrupt CAARI’s life. But none of us expected to emerge from it as changed as we are now. Not only are two-thirds of CAARI’s staff positions in fresh new hands but its Board has two new co-Presidents. We are thrilled with all of these appointments. The smoothness with which each position has been filled, and the excellence of the people filling them, are clear proof of CAARI’s strength and vitality. We are moving into our post-pandemic future with excellent leadership. 

So join us in moving forward! Welcome Scott and Nancy with a gift to CAARI to say how pleased you are at their leadership! They will thank you, for the financial challenges remain real. Make a gift of thanks in memory of Bryan and his years of guiding CAARI.

This is a moment of recommitment all across the board. We have a wonderfully competent new Administrator; we have a new, ambitious Librarian; we have an outstanding co-presidency on the Board of Trustees. And we have the peerless leadership of the Director, Dr. Lindy Crewe, who has guided CAARI to this fresh new beginning.

To all who help CAARI sustain its potent mission: thank you for your generous participation! Recent events have made it clearer than ever that the eastern Mediterranean is a region of abiding importance in our world. Keep helping CAARI sustain the concerted, conscientious investigation of its history.