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

Passing away: Francine Blondé

It is with great sadness that the Belgian School at Athens was informed of the passing away of Francine Blondé. Francine did her studies at the University of Ghent, graduating with a PhD on the lamps of Thorikos. She participated for many years in the excavations and studies at Thorikos before becoming a Belgian member of the French School at Athens (1982-1987). Afterwards she became lecturer at several French Universities before integrating the CNRS team at Lille. She worked intensively on Thasos but also at Phari, in Egypt, Syria and Turkey. Her research and many publications focussed on ceramics and workshops, always trying to find the individual behind the mere production. She will be dearly missed. Some photos in memory of her stay at Thorikos.....

Numismatic Seminar Christophe Flament 18 February 2019

The fourth lecture of this year's Numismatic Seminar is taking place in one week from now, Monday February 18th. Below, you will find the poster of this lecture to be delivered by Professor Christophe Flament (Université de Namur) on the following topic:
"Athenian Coinage, Some New Perspectives" [lecture in English].
As already announced, please take note 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, February 18th, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Seminar room of the National Research Foundation, Vassileos Konstantinou 48

Activities in Belgium

Lecture by Dr Eleni-Eva Toumbakari

We are glad to invite you all to a lecture by Dr Eleni-Eva Toumbakari (Greek Ministry for Culture and Sports) with the following title: "Consolidation and Restoration of Ancient Monuments and Protection of their Environment: Principles and Study Cases." [lecture in French]

The lecture is organized by UCLouvain and the group AEGIS.

When: February 26th, 2019

Time: 6 pm

Where: GRAAL, Salle Mertens, UCLouvain

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