Papadopoulos, Anastasios


Anastasios Papadopoulos (Thessaloniki , 1979) is an MS  Archaeologist by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. The title of his Master Dissertation is The Assembly of Archangels in Byzantine Monumental Painting, which was graded with 9.53/10. He worked for many years at excavations sites in Northern Greece and Thessaloniki. He is also a PhD Candidate in Byzantine Archaeology in the Auth. His under preparation thesis is entitled The Assembly of Archangels and the Subject of Theoforia in Byzantine Art, under the tuition of Professor Athanassios Semoglou.

He worked also as a trainer in the seminaries that were held by the Greek Ministry of Tourism for professional tour guides, which are graduates of History, Archaeology and Social Anthropology in collaboration with the department of Museology of the AUTh. He is also an undergraduate student in History and a professional tour guide.

His investigation focuses on the study of religious depictions that could also contain some secular symbolisms, the signatures of byzantine painters and the traces that the Catalan Company left in Greece, Constantinople and Asia Minor in cooperation with Professor Manuel Castiñeiras.


  • PAPADOPOULOS, A., “Signatures of Byzantine Painters in Macedonia: Deciphering the Astrapades Code”, paper presented at the Simposi Magistri Cataloniae. Artista anònim. Artista amb signatura. Identitat, estatus I rol de l’artista en l’art medieval, Barcelona, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona – Museu Episcopal de Vic,Nov 7, 2014, (Under Publication).
  • SEMOGLOU, A . – PAPADOPOULOS, A.,  Complementary remarks on the reading of the iconographical programme of the church of Christ Savior at Veroia” Philotimia, Studies in Honour of Alkmene Stavridou-ZafrakaThessaloniki, 2011, 573-585.
  • PAPADOPOULOS, A., “The Assembly of Archangels in Byzantine Monumental Painting”, Unpublished MA Thesis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 2009.
  • PAPADOPOULOS, A., “St. Theodosia – Gül Camii”, Lemma at The Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World, Constantinople, edited by The Foundation of the Hellenic World, 2007.