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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 Université de Liége, under direction of Professor em. Robert Laffineur, and another team of the Universiteit Gent, under direction of Professor Roald Docter. A new five-year program (2018-2022) under the direction of Professor Roald Docter is under prepapration and will cover 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 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.
 
Sissi: The past five-year project (2007-2011) in the community of Vrachasi, Crete, by an interdisciplinary team from the French and Flemisch universities of Louvain, was conducted under direction of Professor Jan Driessen (UCL) in collaboration with Professor Ilse Schoep (KU Leuven). The new five-year program started under the sole direction of the director of the EBSA, Professor Jan Driessen (UCL) in 2015-2019. All updates on the project, archives of the excavation and bibliography are to be found on the following site: http://sarpedon.be/
 
Itanos: A 5 year project at Eremoupolis near Vai in the very east of the island of Crete, near Palaikastro, by a team of the ULB, under direction of Professor Didier Viviers and Professor Athina Tsingarida. After the end of the original five-year program, the directors of the project undertook a pluridisciplinary and dynamic study and publication campaign of the material based on the facilities of the EBSA at Palaikastro.
 

Conferences:

 
 
 
 
 

Permission procedure:

 
The school is the legal and financial responsible for all projects that are submitted to the Greek ministry of culture or any other Greek authority by Belgian scholars. 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, can help with translating the document. 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.
 
An excellent 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: