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


    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.


    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


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


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


    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

    Delphes - Sanctuaire d'Apollon - C304

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

    Archaeology in Greece ONLINE

    Messene. P. Themelis (ASA) reports on continued excavations and restoration in the area of the Agora and the theatre. In the Agora area remains of a late antique baths were uncovered above the north stoa (Fig. 1) and, further east, the ruins of a small church of 13th century AD date, with tombs around it. The peristyle of the meat market and its stoa were restored (Fig. 2) as well as the geometric mosaic in the peristyle (Fig. 3). Reinvestigation of the dining hall (deipnisterion) revealed that in the Roman period the rooms with clay tiles extended to the south and the complex was used for workshops, particularly for glass-working. The Doric colonnade of the east side of the dining hall was partially restored and it was possible to assemble part of the entablature: epistyle, trigly
    A collaborative project with the BSA.