1867 - 1875 / Directorship of É. BURNOUF
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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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    Archaeology in Greece ONLINE

    ATHENS - BOTANIKOS-6132
    Athens, Botanikos, Falaisias 4 (property of A. Adrianopoulou). Giannis Maurokefalidis (?' ????) reports on the discovery of a Late Roman - Early Christian cemetery, which was built on top of a Classical one (Figs. 1, 2). 13 cist graves with an E-W orientation were excavated. These were built with strong walls which incorporated many spolia from the earlier, Classical cemetery (Fig. 3). The burial offerings include bronze coins (one of which is of Justinianic date), a bronze pin, a lamp and 6th c. A.D. pottery (including an undecorated lekythos). In addition, numerous pottery sherds dating from the Classical period to the 6th c. A.D. were found in the walls of the graves. One of the graves was enclosed by a rubble wall (Fig. 4), which also enclosed a mudbrick structure that appears to have
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