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

Numismatic Seminar 23.04.2018

We are happy to announce our next lecture for the Numismatic Seminar for 2018.

Maria Lakakis (UCLouvain) will present a lecture on:

"The coin production of the Achaean League"

(in Greek: Η νομισματοκοπεία της Αχαϊκής Συμπολιτείας).

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 Belgian School at Athens; please check the program for the locations of the next lectures and spread the information to those who might be interested.

When: Monday, 23 April 2018

Time: 6 pm

Where: EBSA, Makri 11, Athens

Numismatic Seminar - Extraordinary Double lecture

We are happy to announce an extraordinary double lecture in the framework of the Numismatic seminar 2017-2018: 

Professor Lee L. Brice(Whitehead Professor ASCSA) will give a lecture on: "The Coin Types of the Corinthian Mint" followed by a detailed analysis of the "The Taranto Hoard of 1911 (IGCH 1874)" by Assoc. Professor Kenneth A. Sheedy (Macquarie University). 

This double lecture, a premier for the Numismatic seminar, will take place at the Belgian School at Athens (Makri 11, 11742, Athens) on Wednesday, March 28th. The event will start at 5 pm and will be concluded at 7 pm. You are all more than welcome to attend (free entrance).

When: Wednesday, March 28th

Time: from 5 to 7 pm.

Where: Belgian School at Athens, Makri 11, 11742, Athens



Activities in Belgium

Conference by Athéna Tsingarida: UGent, 26.4.2018

This is the announcement of a lecture by the President of the Committee of the EBSA, Prof. Dr Athéna Tsingarida (ULB) in Ghent. The title of the lecture is:  The phiale at the symposium. Cultural interaction between Athens and the East.

Where: Ghent University

When: April 26th, 2018 @2 pm

Donation for the Thorikos Theatre

Final Publication of the Theatre of Thorikos, excavated by the Belgian School between 1963 and 1977, has never been achieved by their excavators. Now, Andreas Kapetanios of the Ionian University of Corfu and Roald Docter of Ghent University will join their efforts to study the finds and architecture during two campaigns in 2018 and 2019. With a large international team of specialists, the results will be published in the Thorikos Series with Peeters Publishers at Leuven. A fund raising campaign has started through the University Fund of Ghent University. So, please support the ‘Theatre of Thorikos’ and make a donation to the project following the instructions in the links below.