The award comes as a result of Dr Scott’s scientific work in Delphi which has had great impact on a worldwide audience.
The presentation takes place in Athens today (25 November 2015) at the National Historical building as a part of the official presentation of the candidacy of the city of Delphi as “European Capital of Culture” for the year 2021.
Dr Michael Scott of the University of Warwick Classics and Ancient History on receiving the news, said,
“It’s a big honour for me to become an honorary citizen of Delphi, and I am even more delighted to be playing a role in Delphi's campaign to be 2021 European Capital City of Culture. I am so glad that my research, writing and TV docs about this amazing place, the 'omphalos' or 'bellybutton' of the Ancient world, can help to ensure it continues to play a central role in the 21st century and beyond. I look forward to working alongside the Mayor of Delphi, the 2021 team, and the fantastic people of Delphi in the months and years to come.”
In addition to his research, Dr Michael Scott has written the following books on Delphi:
He also wrote and presented this documentary on Delphi for BBC Four:
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