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    1847

    Arrival in Athens of the first year-group of seven members, nicknamed the 'Argonauts'.

    1850

    Staffing decree that sets out the academic character of the FSA; it is placed under the scholarly supervision of the Academy of Inscriptions and Belles-Lettres.

    1859

    Decree creating three sections: Literature, Sciences, and Arts. The Arts section hosts the resident members from the Villa Medici. Members are required to spend three months in Italy.

    Academic activities

    1852-1853

    The FSA's first excavations: E. Beulé unearths the Byzantine entrance of the Athenian Acropolis.

    1860-1862

    First preliminary surveys at Delphi: clearing of a part of the polygonal wall.

    1861

    Exploration of Macedonia, Thrace, Thessaly, and Epirus, by L. Heuzey and H. Daumet. This expedition was financed by Napoléon III, who was interested in Caesar's battles in the east.

    ARCHIMAGE : The latest pictures

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    Thasos - Acropole ; Athénaion (sanctuaire d'Athéna), GTh 65 - L10036-016A

    Sujet : rempart, temple, mur, soutenement, parement externe, angle sud-est trace rocher Matériau : marbre,
    Archimage is intended to gradually put online the graphic and photographic documents, kept in the Archives service of FSA.

    Archaeology in Greece ONLINE

    TAVROS - OSE-6106
    Tavros, OSE works, Konstantinoupoleos St. Maria Petritaki (???' ????) reports on the discovery of antiquities dating from the end of the 8th c. B.C. until Late Roman times (Fig. 1). Specifically, a road, a cemetery and a farmstead were found. The road dates from the 5th c. B.C. to the Hellenistic period. It was excavated for 58.5 m. and has retaining walls on both sides. Three consecutive road surfaces were identified made of sand, pebbles and small stones. Wheel ruts were preserved on parts of the road. The cemetery lies next to road and has a peribolos wall made with rubble. It dates from the Late Geometric to the 5th c. B.C. and includes 23 burials: 15 pyres, 4 cremations in pithoi, 1 terracotta larnax, 2 pit graves and a burial in a pithos (Fig. 2). The earliest burials date to the la
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