1878 - 1890 / Directorship of P. FOUCART
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    P. Foucart puts into action a large part of the programme begun by his predecessor: exploratory travels in Greece and Asia Minor are instigated, and excavations are carried out at 18 sites in Boeotia, the Peloponnese (Mantinea, Nemea and Tegea), and Asia Minor. An epigrapher of distinction, he introduces a tradition: the collection and publication of Greek inscriptions, which remain one of the FSA's strengths.


    Excavations at Samos, and acquisition of the Hera of Samos for the Louvre Museum.


    Excavation of the necropolis at Myrina in Asia Minor, which results in an abundant harvest of terracotta statuettes, which are given to the Louvre.


    Excavations of the oracular sanctuary of Apollo at Ptoion (Boeotia).


    Work continues at Delphi and Delos.

    ARCHIMAGE : The latest pictures

    Thasos - Acropole ; Athénaion (sanctuaire d'Athéna), GTh 65 - R1454-003

    Sujet : vase attique Matériau : argile Technique : tourné Cat.style : figure noir état de conservation : fragment
    Archimage is intended to gradually put online the graphic and photographic documents, kept in the Archives service of FSA.

    Archaeology in Greece ONLINE

    MAZI PLAIN -6136
    Mazi plain (Eleusis-Oinoe). S. Fachard (Geneva/Swiss National Science Foundation), A.R. Knodell (Carleton College/ESAG), and Kalliopi Papangeli (Greek Ministy of Culture) report on the third season of the Mazi Archaeological Project (MAP). The results of their survey were entered in GIS and a map was produced (Fig. 1). The Eleutherai fortress (Fig. 2): Three phases of construction were identified. The first fortress was built in the second half of the 5th c. BC at the top of the hill. A second monumental one was constructed in the 4th c. BC. This one had 13 towers and could have been constructed by the Thebans/Boeotians. The fortress remained under Boeotian control until the second half of the 3rd c. BC as attested in an inscription found on one of the gates (Fig. 3). The last phase is da
    A collaborative project with the BSA.