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.

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
Athena Tsingarida

Activities in Greece

The ATLAS Seminar

Conference - Borders in first millennium BC Crete

The Belgian School at Athens is happy to announce the organisation of the conference
"Borders in 1st millennium BC Crete",
in collaboration with the Italian School at Athens.
20-21 January 2023
In Athens and Online

Activities in Belgium

the 12th Day on Belgian Archaeological Research in the Ancient Greek World

This year’s edition is dedicated to Jan Driessen for his retirement
as director of the Belgian School of Archaeology at Athens

The Ancient Mediterranean Digital Project

The Ancient Mediterranean Digital Project is an open-access database on ancient Mediterranean ships. It is the outcome of a Wiener-Anspach postdoctoral fellowship at the CReA under the mentorship of Prof. Athena Tsingarida, initially conceived as a means to publish the catalogue of the PhD dissertation of Dr Tzveta Manolova  under the supervision of Prof. Irene Lemos. Its goal is to act as a virtual learning, research, and public valorization platform that aggregates and makes fully accessible material with little to no previous digital visibility that is physically dispersed across numerous museums. The database currently covers ship iconography in the eastern part of the basin, from the Late Bronze to the end of the Early Iron Age period, with future goals to expand it to the entire Mediterranean. Over a third of the catalogue is composed of newly gathered material, with over forty percent provided with new illustrations. The project also has an ongoing digital photogrammetry component. New releases of 3D reconstructions can be viewed on the project's sketchfab account as well as on the database itself. With the aim to remain as up-to-date as possible, there is a crowdsourcing initiative. The project can be alerted about new or unpublished material missing from the database  directly through the submission form available on the website.