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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

    Delphes - Sanctuaire d'Apollon - 47274

    Sujet : figure en ronde bosse face Matériau : marbre Décor : antinous Technique : ronde bosse
    Archimage is intended to gradually put online the graphic and photographic documents, kept in the Archives service of FSA.

    Archaeology in Greece ONLINE

    ALKMANOS STREET (O.T. 128, property of Mpimpa-Spyridakou)-6207
    Sparta, ALKMANOS STREET (O.T. 128, property of Mpimpa-Spyridakou). Aggeliki Mexia (5th ???) reports on the discovery of an apse in a SE orientation which belonged to a building which was internally decorated with a floor mosaic (Fig. 1). The apse was three-sided externally and semi-circular within. Although solid it was not carefully made, built with rubble, fragments of bricks and abundant mortar. Based on the higher level of the mosaic floor, the excavator believes that the apse was part of the foundation of the building. On the southern side of the apse was a wall (?? 2) with a SE-NW orientation and of a similar construction. Other excavated walls were older than the apse. In the eastern part of the excavated area were 15 graves, all aligned on a NW-SE axis. Most were cist graves of re
    A collaborative project with the BSA.