Services offered by THETIS Authentics include:
Expert consulting in matters of authenticity and provenance of archaeological
artefacts and works of art
Detailed scientific analysis of ancient techniques in conjunction
with laboratory reproduction experiments
Experimental investigation of the usage of ancient artefacts
Services to Archaeological excavation teams for the study, conservation
and reproduction of ceramic finds
Documentation and identity verification of archaeological artefacts and works of art
Where necessary the company has access to and collaborates with
a wide range of experts from all fields of Natural Science, Information
Technology, Archaeology and Art History.
Selected representative examples of such services are given
Ceramics from Kitrini Limni, Ptolemais, Macedonia. 2003.
Analysis and characterization of pigments through the use
of non-destructive X-ray Spectroscopy, Infrared Spectroscopy and
analytical Scanning Electron Microscopy.
Client: University of Ioannina, Archaeology Dept. (Prof. M.Photiadis
and Dr A. Kalogirou)
on archaic pithoi with relief decoration of the Heraklion Museum,
Non-destructive in-situ (Heraklion Museum) analysis of ten Archaic
Pithoi bearing relief decoration with portable X-ray Fluorescence
Client: University of Athens, Archaeology Dept. (Prof E. Bournia)
Studies of selected artefacts. 2000.
Study and report
of a unicum gilded ceramic statuette of Aphrodite using Thermoluminescence
and X-ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy
Study of overpainting
of a polychrome white ground Attic lekythos using Infrared and X-ray
Authenticity study of a red
figured Nolla-type Attic amphora using Thermoluminescence technique.
Client: Benaki Museum
Ceramics of Eleutherna, Crete. 1999-2001.
Provenance and Technology studies.
Client: Society for Messenian Archaeological Studies/Greek Ministry
of Culture. (Prof P. Themelis)
ceramic torches. 1999.
Reproduction and experimental usage studies.
Client: Anastasios G. Leventis Foundation. (Prof V. Karageorgis)