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Welcome

Welcome to the website of the Belgian School at Athens. We are primarily engaged in archaeological research in Greece, which especially includes excavation and survey but also material studies and the publication, presentation and preservation of results. Our main projects are the excavations at Thorikos in South Attica (Lavrion Attikis), and, on the island of Crete, at Sissi (Agiou Nikolaou) and at Itanos (Sitias), both in the Lasithi province.

Apart from these projects, we host a library with a large number of Belgian publications on Greek archaeology, we organise conferences, seminars, courses, and colloquia, and we hope in the near future to even further expand our activities.

Through this website we hope to reach all those interested in Greek archaeology. Our calendar highlights not only our activities in Greece but also scientific activities related to Greek archaeology organized in Belgium. You can also find guidelines on excavation and research permits, Belgian academic institutions involved in research on Greek soil and heritage

The director
Jan Driessen

Activities in Greece

Numismatic Seminar: 17.12.2018 Kosmidou

The second lecture of this year's Numismatic Seminar is taking place in one week from now, Monday December 17th. Below, you will find the poster of this first lecture to be delivered by Dr Elpida Kosmidou (EIE/TEPA-IIE) on the following topic:
 
"Time gaps in coin hoards from Amphipolis as a point of reflection on time" [lecture in Greek: "Χρονικά κενά στη σύσταση νομισματικών θησαυρών από την Αμφίπολη ως αφορμή προσέγγισης στον χρόνο"].
 
As already announced, please take not of the following changes related to previous years; first, the seminar starts at 7 pm and second, it will take place (for the whole seminar) at the ground floor seminar room of the National Research Foundation, Vassileos Konstantinou 48.
 
You are all welcome!
 
When: Monday, December 17th, 2018
Time: 7 pm
Where: Seminar room of the National Research Foundation, Vassileos Konstantinou 48

Numismatic Seminar: Sophia Zoumbaki

"Le séminaire numismatique nouveau 2018-2019 est arrivé"!

We are happy to announce that this year's first lecture is taking place in one week from now, Monday November 26th. Below, you will find the poster of this first lecture to be delivered by Dr Sophia Zoumbaki (EIE/TEPA-IIE) on the following topic:

"«...ἐμβαλέτω εἰς τὸν θησαυρόν...». Coin and Treasure in the sanctuaries of the Greek world. From ritual worship to sacred money administration" [lecture in Greek: «...ἐμβαλέτω εἰς τὸν θησαυρόν...». Το νόμισμα και ο θησαυρός στα ιερά του ελλαδικού χώρου: από το τελετουργικό της λατρείας στη διαχείριση των ιερών χρημάτων].

Please take not to the following changes related to previous years; first, the seminar starts at 7 pm and second, it will take place (for the whole seminar) at the ground floor seminar room of the National Research Foundation, Vasileos Konstantinou 48.

This year's program is (again) very promising and the kick-off lecture is announced passionate. We hope this seminar will be a nice homage to Vasso Penna! You are all welcome.

Where: National Research Foundation, Vasileos Konstantinou 48, Athens

When: Monday, November 26th

Time: 7 pm

Activities in Belgium

Guest lecture Athenian Coinage UGent

Guest lecture by Dr Christophe Flament ('University of Namur' and 'EBSA') with the following title:
 
Classifying and quantifying the Athenian Classical Coinage
 
 
Dr. Flament is a leading authority in Athenian coin production, mining, and economy. He is the author of Le monnayage and argent d'Athènes: the l'époque archaque à l'époque hellénistique, c. 550-c. 40 av. J.-C. (Louvain-la-Neuve, 2007) and numerous articles. In his lecture he will highlight the relationship between mining in the Laurion and the production of money.
 
When: Tuesday, December 18;
Time: 2.30 pm 
Where: Room 110.037 (first floor), University of Gent

The Ninth Day of Belgian Archaeological Research in the Ancient Greek Wolrd

The Belgian School at Athens and the Belgian Comity for Archaeological Excavations in Greece organize the "Ninth Day of Belgian Archeological Research in the ancient Greek World", almost an institution in Belgium for the last decade. The activities of the EBSA will be presented, together with a series of other Belgian research conducted in the extended Greek world. The event will take place at the Royal Museums of Art and History, in Brussels, a beautiful context and excuse for visiting the Museum's collections as well.
 
When: Thursday, December 20th, 2018
Where: Grand Auditorium, RMAH, Brussels
Time: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
 
FOLLOW this link for registration (deadline: 13th of December):
https://sites.google.com/minoan-aegis.net/belgian/accueil