The birthplace of democacy. Explore our nearly 200,000 excavated artifacts online.


Athenian Agora

同乐城娱乐 Located in the heart of modern Athens and attracting more than half a million  international visitors annually, the Agora was in ancient times the business, political, and legal center of Athens, bringing together citizens and foreigners, litigants and jurors, and merchants and philosophers. The School has been excavating at the Agora since 1931, and has brought to light a rich and splendid history of continuous habitation that extends over more than 5,000 years. The major public buildings of ancient Athens are now displayed in a thoughtfully landscaped archaeological park with all of the excavated artifacts and excavation records housed in the restored Stoa of Attalos. These finds have significantly expanded our knowledge of ancient Athenian life and culture, notably the origins and practice of democracy. Each summer, the Agora trains more than 60 students from American colleges and universities in modern archaeological techniques.

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June 7, 2019

Blegen Library’s video and manual on Library of Congress Classification system

Blegen Library has just opened for its members and will soon be open to its visitors using Library of Congress Classification system for its collections. Please watch below a video and study a brief manual on the new system.

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May 16, 2019

Blegen Library’s re-opening

Blegen Library’s reclassification project is nearly complete and the library will re-open on Wednesday June 5th for ASCSA members only and on June 10th for visitors.

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March 20, 2019

Accessing Greek Kilns Online: An Interview with Kiln WebAtlas Director and ASCSA Alumna Eleni Hasaki

Using GIS, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Classics at University of Arizona Eleni Hasaki and her colleagues created an online database for scholars to document, search, and continuously update kiln locations in Greece.

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