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 3 April 2017

A very busy and interesting numismatic week in perspective. After this evening's conference by Alain Bresson (which will be recorded and a podcast will be available in due time), we are happy and honored to host Professor Aliki Moustaka (Aristotle University Thessaloniki) next Monday, April 3rd, at 6 pm. Professor Moustaka will discuss the
Excavation coins from a Panhellenic sanctuary. The Case of Olympia (Ανασκαφικά νομίσματα από ένα πανελλήνιο ιερό. Η περίπτωση της Ολυμπίας).
The lecture will take place at the German Archaeological Institute (Fidiou 1, Athens) and will offer an interesting methodological perspective on the way coins from excavations should be considered, especially when coming from a sanctuary as important as Olympia.
When: Monday, April 3rd
Time: 6 pm
Where: German Archaeological Institute Athens, Fidiou 1

Numismatic Seminar 29 March 2017

NUMISMATIC SEMINAR – Extraordinary Lecture

It is a great honor and joy for the Belgian School and the Numismatic Seminar to host one of the leading historians of Ancient economies, Professor Alain Bresson (University of Chicago), who will give a lecture on the following topic:

“The Logic of Money Exchange in the Ancient Greek World.”

Alain is Robert O. Anderson Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Classics and Department of History, University of Chicago and author of some of the most influential books on ancient Greek economy, among many others, the recent translation of his original French book: “The Making of the Ancient Greek Economy: Institutions, Markets, and Growth in the City-States. Princeton University Press (Translated by Steven Rendall).”

This is also the first seminar which is organized in collaboration with the Epigraphic and Numismatic Museum, Athens and we would like to thank his director, Dr Georges Kakavas, for the excellent collaboration! Many thanks also to the Director of the French School, Professor Alexandre Farnoux for hosting this lecture in the premises of the EfA!

When: March 29th

Where: French School at Athens (EfA), Didotou 6, Athens

Time: 7 pm

Activities in Belgium

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/

Conference Fr. Queyrel (EPHE)

The department of Art History and Archaeology of the Greco-Roman World announces the lecture by François Queyrel (EPHE) on the "L'image d'Alexandre le Grand. De la légende à l'histoire".

Where: Université de Liège, Bât. A4, salle du Théâtre universitaire

When: May 2nd, 2016

Time: 6:30 pm