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 and colloquia, and we hope in the near future to 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 22.01.2018

We are happy to announce the first lecture of the Numismatic Seminar for 2018.

Lina Georgiou (University of Ioannina) will present a lecture on: 

"Lamia and the nation of Malieis. History and Numismatic Production" (in Greek: Η Λαμία και το έθνος των Μαλιέων. Ιστορία και νομισματική παραγωγή).

The presentation will be followed, as every year, by our New Year's cake ('vasilopita'); the winner of the 'coin' will receive a seminar's memento!

As last year, the Numismatic seminar is co-organized in collaboration with the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, the French School at Athens and the German Archaeological Institute, Athens. We would also ask you to spread the information around to those who might be interested.

The lecture will take place at the German Institute; please check the program for the locations of the next lectures.

When: Monday, 22 January 2018
Time: 6 pm
Where: DAI, Fidiou 1, Athens

EBSA Wishes!

Το προσωπικό της Βελγικής Σχολής Αθηνών σας εύχεται ολόψυχα Καλά Χριστούγεννα και Καλή Πρωτοχρονιά!

The personnel of the Belgian School at Athens wishes you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Activities in Belgium

Lecture Sofia Voutsaki UGent 11.10.17

Lezing Prof. dr. Sofia Voutsaki (Universiteit Groningen)
Ayios Vasilios near Sparta: the Mycenaean centre of Laconia?
Op Woensdag 11 oktober om 20 uur zal Prof. Sofia Voutsaki, gespecialiseerd in Griekse Archeologie en verbonden met de recente opgravingen in Ayios Vasilios nabij Sparta een lezing geven. De lezing wordt georganiseerd in een samenwerking tussen de Vakgroep Archeologie en het Griekenlandcentrum van de Universiteit Gent.
The identification of the Mycenaean palace of Laconia has been one of the most heavily debated questions since the beginnings of Mycenaean archaeology. Various sites such as the Menelaion or Pellana have been proposed in the past. However, the spectacular discoveries at the site of Ayios Vasilios, 12 km south of Sparta, seem to have settled the question. The findings include monumental buildings, valuable and unique finds, a large number of fresco fragments and –most importantly – Linear B clay tablets, i.e. the administrative records, which in the Mycenaean world are found almost exclusively in palaces.
The site is being systematically excavated since 2009 under the direction of Adamantia Vasilogamvrou and the auspices of the Archaeological Society at Athens. Teams from Groningen University, under the direction of Sofia Voutsaki, are responsible for the excavation of the early Mycenaean cemetery and the surface survey around the site. The presentation will give a brief summary of the Mycenaean political geography of Laconia and of the findings at the palatial complex, but will focus on these two components of the project in order to give a total impression of the ongoing investigations at the site.
Woensdag 11 oktober 2017 om 20u, in Auditorium 1 Jan Broeckx (het oude Auditorium A), Blandijnberg, Gent. Toegang gratis voor leden Griekenlandcentrum, studenten, scholieren en personeel AUGent); betalend voor andere geïnteresseerden (3 EUR).

1st Amphoras in the Phoenician-Punic World Congress. The state of the Art

This is the first circular for an interesting event: the 1st Amphoras in the Phoenician-Punic World Congress. The state of the Art. Follow the link for more information: http://www.appwc.eu/