Panagiotis V. Faklaris (Greek: Παναγιώτης Β. Φάκλαρης) is a Greek archaeologist, professor of classical archaeology and excavator of the acropolis and the walls of Vergina. Main fields of specialization: topography of ancient Macedonia, topography of ancient Kynouria, arms and armour, horse harnesses, ancient Greek daily life, metal finds,Greek mythology. Studied archaeology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the University of Cambridge UK. Born in Arcadia, Greece, April 1950. Assistant (1978–1992) of the famous Greek archaeology professor Manolis Andronikos. Member of the Athens Archaeological Society since 1986. Member of the Greek Folklore Society since 1977. Founding member of the Association for the Study of Ancient Greek Technology (EMAET).EMAET Member of the Historical and Epigraphical Studies Society. Member of the Peloponnesian Studies Society. Εταιρεία Πελοποννησιακών Σπουδών Founding member of the Arcadian Academy.
In 1993 he received the award of the Academy of Athens for his book Αρχαία Κυνουρία. Ανθρώπινη δραστηριότητα και περιβάλλον. (Ancient Kynouria. Human Activity and Environment). Since 1985, Panagiotis Faklaris has been teaching most subjects of classical archaeology at the Department of Archaeology of the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece.
He has written numerous scholarly papers in international archaeological journals and a number of books. His major contribution is the determination of the location of the first capital of Macedonia (Aegae) near the "Gardens of Midas" on the slopes of Mount Vermion vermio Mountains. Aegae was formerly believed to be in modern Vergina. Participated at a large number of Greek and international archaeological congresses. Director of research programs at the Aristotle University. Lectured at universities and institutes in several countries. Received honors, awards and medals from numerous associations and institutions. A frequent columnist in the Sunday Press of Athens.
-Thessaloniki: the Roman cemetery at Melenikou St.; the Galerian building cluster)
-Derveni: the Hellenistic cemetery
-Pella: the north city wall and the so-called “Baths of Alexander”
-Chalkidiki: the Doric temple of Ammon Zeus
-Participation in the excavation at Bassae as a member of the Research Team of the Apollo Epikourios temple in 1976, 1977, 1978.
-In October 1977, conducted excavations at the site of Loukou, Kynouria, in collaboration with the local Ephorate of Antiquities (G. Steinhauer) and discovered the Villa of Herodes Atticus, the site of which had been determined by K. Rhomaios in 1906.
-In 1981 conducted excavations at Paralio Astros and Xeropegado, Kynouria.
-Since 1978 he has been working at the University Excavation of Vergina, where he participated in the excavation of the Great Tumulus, under the direction of Professor M. Andronikos, having excavated at the “Heroon”, at Tomb I, Tomb II and discovered and excavated the unplundered Tomb III and some graves of commoners also buried under the Great Tumulus. In 1980 he excavated parts of the ancient city located in modern Vergina and in 1981 he undertook the excavation of the acropolis and the city walls, which he has been conducting ever since, on behalf of the Aristotle University. Students of Archaeology are trained by Pan. Faklaris and his team in these excavations every year.
-Publication of the armour and arms found in the unplundered Tombs II and III of the Verghina Great Tumulus, currently in preparation.
-Publication of the construction of the Great Tumulus.
-Publication of Tomb III of the Great Tumulus and its contents.
-Publication of the weapons, armour, tools and pottery found in the sanctuary of Apollo Epikourios in Bassae, Arcadia.
-Publication of metal finds, especially weapons, tools and harnesses from several other Greek archaeological sites.
-Publication of the excavation of the acropolis and the walls of Verghina.