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    Since 1975 the French archaeological mission at Amathus, under the joint responsibility of the French School at Athens and of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, conducts excavations and study programs on the ancient town of Amathus and its territory.
    You are invited to discover the mission’s history and perspectives, the main excavated sites and two topics on which the mission has made a major contribution.



    La mission française d’Amathonte

    The French archaological mission at Amathus: history and perspectives
     
    Excavation sites
     
    Amathus products
     
     

    ARCHIMAGE : The latest pictures

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    Thasos - Acropole ; Athénaion (sanctuaire d'Athéna), GTh 65 - R1455-006

    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

    ATHENS - BOTANIKOS-6132
    Athens, Botanikos, Falaisias 4 (property of A. Adrianopoulou). Giannis Maurokefalidis (?' ????) reports on the discovery of a Late Roman - Early Christian cemetery, which was built on top of a Classical one (Figs. 1, 2). 13 cist graves with an E-W orientation were excavated. These were built with strong walls which incorporated many spolia from the earlier, Classical cemetery (Fig. 3). The burial offerings include bronze coins (one of which is of Justinianic date), a bronze pin, a lamp and 6th c. A.D. pottery (including an undecorated lekythos). In addition, numerous pottery sherds dating from the Classical period to the 6th c. A.D. were found in the walls of the graves. One of the graves was enclosed by a rubble wall (Fig. 4), which also enclosed a mudbrick structure that appears to have
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    A collaborative project with the BSA.