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  • The French School at Athens has seven permanent archaeological missions: six in Greece itself, Dikili-Tash, Philippi, Thasos, Delphi, Argos, Delos, and Malia (in Crete), and one on the south-west coast of the island of Cyprus, at Amathus. These sites form a not insignificant part of the scientific heritage of the School (see the history of the School). 

    The School also conducts its archaeological activities within the framework of temporary archaeological missions, whether in Greece (Itanos, Lâto and Dreros in Crete), in Cyprus (Shillourokambos and Potamia), or in Albania (Sovjan, Apollonia, Byllis). In addition, the School provides support for the excavation of the Kouphovouno site in Greece and to the mission studying Durrës in Albania. 

    Several of the missions benefit or have benefitted from FSA/MAEE co-funding, as is the case for Dikili Tash, Kouphovouno and Itanos in Greece, for Amathus, Shillourokambos, and Potamia in Cyprus, and for Sovjan, Apollonia, and Byllis in Albania. 

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    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
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