John Lund

Monday, November 8, 2021 - 19:00 to 20:00
Danish Institute, Herefondos 14A
Event Description: 

Drawings and watercolours by the Dane Frederik Scholten in Revolu­tionary Greece, 1824-1829

by John Lund

The Danish naval officer Frederik Scholten enlisted in the French navy in March 1824 and came to serve on a vessel that was dis­patched to the Aegean later that same year. Scholten took part in French missions in Greek waters until 1829, which can be document­ed through his letters to friends and reports to the Danish Admiralty, supplemented by his draw­ings and watercolours from some of the places he visited (such as Thasos, Mycenae, Nafplio, Smyrna, Modon, and Patras). The lecture gives an overview of this documentation, which had until recently been forgotten.


John Lund

M.A. in Classical Archaeology (1978), and B.A. in Modern Greek Studies (2013) at the University of Copenhagen, where he was awarded the Dr. Phil. degree in 2016. – John Lund has since 1997 been Senior Researcher at the Collection of Classical and Near Eastern Antiquities in the Danish National Museum and has taken part in archaeological field projects in Greece, Cyprus, Tunisia, and Turkey.




  • All attendees must be able to present a Certificate of Vaccination or Recovery or PCR 72 hours / RAPID 48 hours.
  • All attendees are obliged to wear a mask, when indoors, even when seated.
  • Kindly requested to arrive 15 minutes earlier.
  • Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will be no reception after the event.