Legal Notice

The DAI blogs are a blog network consisting of several blogs, partly registered as subdomains of, partly registered under independent URL´s. Contents of these blogs are being aggregated on a central Newsblog registered under
The legal disclaimer (impressum) of each blog applies to the contents of that blog. The same disclaimer applies to content aggregated from that blog and published on the central Newsblog registered under
In the sense of § 5 TMG, the Newsblog registered under, its contents, all subsidiary blogs and their contents are services provided by the German Archaeological Institute as part of their online presence under the supervision of the German Archaeological Institute´s Press and Publicity Office:

German Archaeological Institute
Head Office – Press and Publicity
Sebastian Dobberstein
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Tel: +49-(0)30-187711-0
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Editorial Responsibilities
The German Archaeological Institute hosts, maintains and updates the Blog network under and takes responsibility for the technical aspects such as Data Policy and Digital Copyright. It however does not hold editorial responsibility for all of the content produced and presented under, its subsidiaries and affiliated domains.
Blogs and their contents relating to individual departments are produced and updated by the staff responsible for Press and Publicity at the respective department. Blogs and their contents relating to individual research projects are produced and updated by the staff responsible for Press and Publicity at the respective project.
The editorial responsibility in the sense of §18 para. 2 MStV for the blog “Shapes of Ancient Greece” registered under lies with:

Katja Sporn
German Archaeological Institute
Athens Department
Director of Department
Fidiou 1
10678 Athens
Tel: (+30) 210 3307 400
Fax: (+30) 210 3814 762

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Legal validity
This exclusion of liability is part of the website of the German Archaeological Institute. If individual formulations or parts of this text no longer comply, or fully comply, with applicable law, the remaining parts of this declaration shall remain effective.

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