Vassos Karageorghis, Professor Emeritus of Greek and Roman Archaeology of the University of Cyprus, and fellow of the British Academy was Director of Antiquities of the Republic of Cyprus from 1963 to 1989 and has served as Director of “Anastasios G. Leventis” Foundation from 1989 to 2010. He is notable for the excavation of the necropolis of Salamis, his excavations at Kition and Geometric necropoleis at Palaepaphos. He published numerous monographs and articles, as well as extensive catalogues of Cypriot collections in museums in Cyprus and abroad.