Theodore Papakostas

Archaeologist / Archaeostoryteller

Theodore Papakostas

Theodore Papakostas is an archaeologist.

He was born and raised in Thessaloniki, Greece. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Archaeology from the University of Reading and his MA in Prehistoric Archaeology from the University of Nottingham. From 2007 to 2010, he worked at the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki and from 2017 to 2023 he worked at the Ephorate of Antiquities of Kilkis.

He completed his PhD in Classical Archaeology in 2017. Since then, with the sincere belief that knowledge has meaning only when it is communicated, and with the deep conviction that antiquity concerns us all and knowledge of the past is power, he created Archaeostoryteller, where he conveys his knowledge of ancient times in a straightforward, immediate and entertaining way. Archaeostoryteller’s actions include talks and lectures in universities and various other institutions, as well as a regular podcast. His first popular archaeology book How to Fit All of Ancient Greece in an Elevator was published by Key Books, and it became a best seller, also winning the Audience Award at the 2021 Public Book Awards. It has been translated into 13 languages. His second book, titled Archaeology My Love… Get Me Out of Here has also enjoyed great commercial success, also winning the 2022 Public Book Award.

In 2023, the documentary series RESCUED IN TIME came out on COSMOTE History, directed by Lefteris Charitos, describing the entire journey of ancient texts and how they survived from antiquity to our times, as well as the children’s edition of his first book, How to Fit All of Ancient Greece in an Elevator, simplified and richly illustrated, specifically for children.