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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

    Archimage is intended to gradually put online the graphic and photographic documents, kept in the Archives service of FSA.

    Archaeology in Greece ONLINE

    ATHENS - AGORA-6135
    Athens, Ancient Agora. John Camp (ASCSA) reports on continued excavation at the northwest corner of the agora square (Sections ?? and ??), in and around the classical building identified as the Painted (Poikile) Stoa. Some additional work was done also near the southwest corner of the agora square (Section OO), just north of an area known to us as the 'Industrial District' (Figs. 1, 2, 3, 4). In Beta Theta East they dug deep deposits of fill dating from the period of abandonment of this area between the 5th and 9th c. AD (Figs. 1, 2, 5). In several places they encountered large deposits of broken rooftiles which seem to have been brought from elsewhere and discarded there, outside the city walls. In this same Late Roman fill overlying the Eridanos river, they recovered a marble portrait h
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