1913 - 1919 / Directorship of G. FOUGÈRES
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    Creation of the post of Secretary General, a former member of the FSA, of which the first holder is C. Picard.


    The 'Athenians' are called to action on the eastern front, as either combatants or interpreters. The School is home to the offices of the Ambassador's military attachés and the School's director plays an important role in the French propaganda in Greece aimed at preparing for Greece's entry into the conflict alongside the Entente Powers. G. Fougères is president of the Franco-Hellenic League, which has 4000 members in 1918, and maintains a close relationship with E. Venizelos.

    December 1916 - June 1918

    Following a clash in Athens between French troops and royalist troops, the FSA closes its doors; the buildings are placed under the supervision of the director of the American school.

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    Opening of the excavation site at the Roman colony of Philippi (the FSA's main Roman and Byzantine excavation in northern Greece) just before the war.


    During entrenchment work at the Dardanelles, the necropolis of Elaeus (Thrace) is discovered.


    Organisation of a unit of the Oriental Army that included the former 'Athenians'. Excavations of prehistoric establishments in Macedonia, and the collection of Byzantine documents.

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    Thasos - Acropole ; Athénaion (sanctuaire d'Athéna), GTh 65 - L10034-021

    rempart sanctuaire, mur, trace, rocher, parement externe Matériau : marbre,
    Archimage is intended to gradually put online the graphic and photographic documents, kept in the Archives service of FSA.

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    Messene. P. Themelis (ASA) reports on continued excavations and restoration in the area of the Agora and the theatre. In the Agora area remains of a late antique baths were uncovered above the north stoa (Fig. 1) and, further east, the ruins of a small church of 13th century AD date, with tombs around it. The peristyle of the meat market and its stoa were restored (Fig. 2) as well as the geometric mosaic in the peristyle (Fig. 3). Reinvestigation of the dining hall (deipnisterion) revealed that in the Roman period the rooms with clay tiles extended to the south and the complex was used for workshops, particularly for glass-working. The Doric colonnade of the east side of the dining hall was partially restored and it was possible to assemble part of the entablature: epistyle, trigly
    A collaborative project with the BSA.