1846 - 1867 / Directorship of A. DAVELUY
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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

    KIFISSIA-6025
    Kifissia, Xenias 3 (O.T. 175, property of Z. Katsiani and P. Voutiritsa). P. Zoubelou (B' ????) reports on the discovery of a funerary peribolos and an ancient road (Fig. 1). The peribolos wall had been constructed with stone blocks. A T-shaped projection was excavated next to the wall, and most likely is the base for a funerary monument (Fig. 2). In addition, a marble lekythos was found showing two men and bearing the inscription ?????????? ?????[....] (Fig. 3). Another marble lekythos was found near the first one. The road had a retaining wall on its east side and is dated to the 5th-4th c. B.C. based on sherds found on it. A pit excavated next to the road contained 3 alabastra, and fragments from a red-figure loutrophoros and a red-figure kantharos. The latter date to the 4th c. B.C. A
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