Archaeological works in Thassos get coveted prize
The awarded project managed to uncover a fifth-century residence built on the hillside of the acropolis of the ancient city of Thassos
One of the most coveted prizes in the archaeological field was awarded to the French School at Athens and the Greek Culture Ministry, for the works carried out in Thassos.
Established by the Simone & Cino Del Duca Foundation, which honours the legacy of one of the leading personalities in the French publishing industry, the €150,000 ($224,502) ‘Grand Prix d’archéologie’ is awarded to help with archaeology projects in France or abroad.
Following the recommendation from the Institut de France, the prize went to The French School at Athens which has carried out archaeological fieldwork at major sites across Greece, including excavations at Philippi, Samothrace, and Delphi.
The works conducted in Thassos, in cooperation with the Greek Culture Ministry, are being carried out at a 1,400m2 site near the port of Thassos and uncovered a fifth-century residence built on the hillside of the acropolis of the ancient city of Thassos, between Dionysios and Artemisio, north-east of the ancient market.
You may be interested
Visit the Greek island in the 100 most impressive list in the world (video)Panos - May 18, 2021
Ios was recently included in the list of the most impressive islands in the world on the news site Insider.com.…
The cave beach always under shade is only 1-hour away from Athens (beautiful video)Panos - May 18, 2021
Most know the famous parts of Greece and its renowned the world over beaches. But, the more one searches, the…
You can build your own Earth 2.0 with the awesome website “Earth-like”Panos - May 18, 2021
You can now build your very own Earth 2.0! A new website allows users to create an Earth-like planet with a wide…