Archaeology Professor Dimitrios Pandermalis passed away at the age of 82. He headed the Acropolis Museum since its opening in 2009. The saddening piece of news was announced by the Culture Ministry on Wednesday, September 14, 2022. Issuing a statement, Culture Minister Lina Mendoni said that it is with great sadness that they say goodbye to a rare scientist, an inspiring teacher, a valuable colleague, and a good friend. Tributes have poured in for the professor on social media. Here, in this article, let us check what happened to him and how did he die.
Adding further, Lina Mendoni said that Dimitris’ great work, his life’s vision, was the Acropolis Museum which he served from the first moment with all his strength. Lina described him as the soul of the Museum and added that they owe it to him that Greece has one of the greatest and most beloved museums in the world, a model museum of culture and their country.
In the field of archaeology, Dimitris Pandermalis has made numerous outstanding contributions throughout his career. He was a trailblazer who oversaw the excavations at Dion and created an original archaeological and ecological park there. As President of the Department of History and Archaeology and Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, he contributed fresh, contemporary views.
Apart from sharing the devastating piece of news, not much information about his death was revealed by the family. At this time, we do not know what was Dimitris’ cause of death and how did he die. It remains to be unknown at this moment. However, by his age, it can be assumed that the president might have been facing some age-related health complications that would have claimed his life.
A large section of people is saddened to learn about his sudden passing. People are taking to social media to pay him sincere respects and tributes. Everyone seems to be disheartened ever since they came to know about Dimitris Pandermalis’ death. Although the family has not revealed any detail regarding his death, people are assuming that he might have passed away because of old-age-related complications.
As mentioned, we do not have much information about the same. His loss is painful to everyone who knew him and worked with him for over twenty years to whom he was a dear friend. Our site, Social Telecast, also comes forward and pays him sincere tributes.