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    Organisation of a School for the teaching of French known as the 'École Giffard', after the man who created a foundation for the development of French culture. Until 1945, the teaching of French in Greece was under the control of the FSA, which was also a centre for examinations.


    Alteration of the FSA's admissions procedure: the competition is opened to those who have passed the agrégation and successfully submitted a thesis (for the Diplôme d'études supérieures) on a topic in Greek archaeology or epigraphy (it replaces the year-long course).

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    Reconstruction of the Treasury of the Athenians at Delphi.


    Archaeological exploration of Delos, thanks to financial support provided by the Duke of Loubat. In particular, discovery of the Hellenistic town.


    Beginning of the excavation of Thasos.

    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-5893
    Athenian Agora (by the HSAP rail tracks between Theseio and Monastiraki stations). N. Saraga (?' ?P??) and K. Tsogga (?' ?P??) report on a rescue excavation in the Agora during the repairs and renovations of the rail tracks (Fig. 1). Parts of the foundation of the Stoa of Zeus were revealed as well as a section of a built bench which ran along the inside wall of the Stoa (Fig. 2). The wall and foundations were taken apart in the Late Roman period for reuse of the building material. The retaining wall of the Stoa was also found as well as an earlier polygonal wall which lies between this and the stoa's foundations (Figs. 2, 3). The polygonal wall, along with a horseshoe-shaped pit containing black glazed pottery sherds dating from the Late Geometric to the last quarter of the 5th century BC
    A collaborative project with the BSA.