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    1869

    Inauguration of the Sciences section, which had admitted no one since its creation in 1859, and which disappeared in 1874. Its sole member is a physicist, H. Gorceix.

    1872-1874

    Construction, on the Lycabettus Hill, of the FSA's buildings; the first stone is laid by J. Ferry.

    1873

    Creation of a branch of the FSA in Rome, with A. Dumont as director. The Athenian members spend a year there and follow a training course in archaeology. The branch becomes autonomous in 1875, as the Archaeological School at Rome.

    1874

    Formal regulation of the FSA's entry competition, which includes written and oral examinations, including an examination in modern Greek.

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    1869-1871

    Excavation seasons at Santorini by H. Gorceix and H. Mamet, who uncover part of a prehistoric establishment at Akrotiri where, a century later, Greek excavators will discover a Minoan 'Pompeii'.

    1873

    Beginning of excavations on Delos.

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    Delphes - Kastri - A18

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    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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