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Projects

Excavations:

Thorikos: The famous settlement with its silver mines, theatre, washeries and Mycenaean tholos tombs in the Lavrion area, Attica, is under continuing investigation by a team of the Universiteit Gent, under the direction of Professor Roald Docter. A team of the Université de Liége, under direction of Professor em. Robert Laffineur, was active for long periods and will be also active under the direction of Professor em. Roberta Laffineur and Dr Sylviane Déderix (UCLouvain) under the general supervision of the director of the site Professor R. Docter. The new five-year program (2018-2022) under the direction of Professor Roald Docter covers the totality of the site, i.e. the Industrial Quarter, the Theater area, and the Velatouri. The University of Liège in the person of Professor Em. Robert Laffineur and Dr Sylviane Déderix will return on the site and occupy the activities on the top and Northern slopes of Velatouri covering the pre-and protohistoric areas. Also, the team under Professor Denis Morin will continue the exploitation of the underground mining network.
 
The archaeological site on the Kephali tou Agio Antoniou at Sissi in the community of Vrachasi (Nomos Lassithiou, Crete) has been under exploration since 2007 under the direction of J. Driessen (UCLouvain). Occupied between 2500 BCE and 1200 BCE, the site includes a settlement, cemetery and a monumental building with central court.
 
The site of Itanos in the community of Palaikastro (Nomos Lassithiou, Crete) has been under exploration since 2011 by a team directed by A. Tsingarida and D. Viviers (ULB). Apart from a cemetery, excavations have also revealed an Archaic building.
 
 

Colloquia and Lectures:

 
 
 
 
 

Acquiring authorisations:

 
The EBSA is legally and financially responsible for all projects undertaken by scholars of Belgian universities submitted to the Greek ministry of culture or any other Greek authority by Belgian scholars.
 
A useful manual for the procedure of acquiring excavation or survey permits can be found on the website of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.
 
 
The full Greek text of the law concerning protection of archaeological  and cultural heritage can be found below on website of the Greek ministry of culture:
 
 
The school will not be held responsible for projects or project requests that were submitted by individual scholars.
 
Applications for excavations, survey or other fieldwork should arrive at the school before the 1st of November of each year. 
 
The School then verifies all practical and legal requirements of the permission request and if needed, helps with translations. Applications for library visits, museum studies, or other activities that fall in the range of activities of the school that are not fieldwork can be made throughout the year, except in August, when the school is closed.