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

Political Geographies of the Bronze Age Aegean: Workshop

The poster and final program of a very interesting, forthcoming workshop are now available:
"Political geographies of the Bronze Age Aegean" is a joint workshop organized by the Belgian School at Athens (EBSA) and the Netherlands Institute at Athens (NIA), more precisely by Gert Jan van Wijngaarden & Jan Driessen.
The event starts on May 29th with a lecture by Professor Jim Wright and will be followed by a two-day workshop (30-31/5/2019).
Please, pay attention to the following practical information: both the lecture and the workshop are of limited access to the public. A few seats (ca. 15) are still available for backbenchers. In case you want to attend the workshop, please book your seat either with Gert Jan van Wijngaarden (G.J.M.vanWijngaarden@uva.nl) or Jan Driessen (jan.driessen@uclouvain.be).

Merry Christmas - Καλά Χριστούγεννα

Here at the Belgian School at Athens, we would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Από τη Βελγική Σχολή Αθηνών, όλοι εμείς, σας ευχόμαστε ολόψυχα Καλά Χριστούγεννα και Καλή Πρωτοχρονιά!

Activities in Belgium

Celebrating 10 Years of the New Acropolis Museum

The Belgian Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures cordially invites you to the lecture by Professor Emeritus Dimitrios PANTERMALIS, President of the Acropolis Museum at Athens with the title: "10 Years Acropolis Museum"
(Lecture in English)
Welcome by François Roelants du Vivier, Senator Emeritus - President of the BCRPS
When:Thursday, January 24, 2019,
Time: 6.00 p.m.
Where: House of European History, Rue Belliard 135, 1000 – Brussels

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