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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.

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    Archaeology in Greece ONLINE

    RHAMNOUS-6093
    Rhamnous, Chrysina plot. E. Mpanou (B' ????) reports on the discovery of a 4th c. B.C. rock-cut grave (Fig. 1), which lies adjacent to the archaeological site of Rhamnous. The grave, which had been covered with schist plaques, contained a skeleton, 5 unguentaria, a black-glazed kantharos, phialai, plates, a bronze mirror, and numerous bronze and iron nails. The latter attest to the existence of a wooden larnax.
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    A collaborative project with the BSA.