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    New statutes for the FSA that set out its role as a 'public academic, cultural and professional institution… Its essential purpose is research and research training in all areas related to ancient and Byzantine Greece. Its mission is also to be open to the many different aspects of the civilisation of the ancient, medieval, modern and contemporary Greek worlds'. The FSA is at this time given an Academic Board and a Board of Trustees. It receives members and, in a significant development, scholarship-holders.


    Recruitment of a Publications Assistant (the position had been provided for in the statutes of 1985).


    Creation of a position for a ninth member, designed to be granted to a specialist in modern and contemporary Greece (the first member to be a modern specialist is admitted in July 1990).


    Celebration of the hundredth anniversary of excavations at Delphi and the touring exhibition 'Delphi and the Origins of Apollo'. Thanks to the FSA's favourable financial position, it is able to develop its academic, technical and administrative services. The administration of these services is computerised.

    Academic activities

    Although the list of sites on which the FSA works remains unchanged, with excavations at Amathus, Argos, Delos, Delphi, Dikili Tash, Malia and Thasos, unprecedented initiatives are undertaken, associated with the development of modern archaeological practices (such as surveys and underwater excavations). Creation of computerised databases (amphora handles, coins, mosaics). After 1989, the School is able to turn to the Balkans and the eastern countries (agreements are made with Albania, Bulgaria, Russia and Ukraine).


    Organisation of the FSA's first conference.


    Franco-Greek excavations at the port of Thasos.


    Franco-Greek survey of the island of Thasos, in order to produce an archaeological map.


    Excavation of a farm at Delos, survey of the area, study of the port and coastline.


    Excavations of the Mycenaean district at Malia.


    Beginning of systematic exploration of the area of Malia.

    ARCHIMAGE : The latest pictures

    Thasos - Acropole ; Athénaion (sanctuaire d'Athéna), GTh 65 - R1765-003

    Sujet : vase Matériau : argile Technique : tourné, Catégorie : figure noire, Fragment : panse, Origine : Attique,
    Archimage is intended to gradually put online the graphic and photographic documents, kept in the Archives service of FSA.

    Archaeology in Greece ONLINE

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    Agios Vasileios (Xerokampi). A. Vasilogamvrou (ASA) reports on continued excavation (Fig. 1). A new poros-stone pillar base was found in the so-called West Stoa. In the area of the Archive several tens more tablet fragments and two clay sealings were collected. The majority lay in the pure Mycenaean destruction level of the first storey, on the floor and around two large pithoi. Under the fragments of pithos burnt mudbricks were uncovered, placed on the floor in two or three courses. Presumably they were niches or supports for the pithoi. Beneath the floor of the first story a deep layer of red clay was found, which originated from its plastering. The larger, central section of the floor is almost horizontal and stands on the layer of clay, while many other floor fragments are emb
    A collaborative project with the BSA.