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Athens Department

German Archaeological Institute
Athens Department
Fidiou 1
10678 Athens

The Athens Department of the Deutsches Archäogisches Institut was established after a vote on May 17, 1872 by the German Reichstag and officially opened in Athens on December 9, 1874. Since 1888, it has been accommodated in a building commissioned by Heinrich Schliemann and built in a late classical style based on plans by Ernst Ziller and Wilhelm Dörpfeld. In 1899 the German government acquired the house from Schliemann's heirs. To the present day, the two directors have been able to accommodate the growing need for space required by the department thanks to several additions and renovations as well as through the total relinquishment of the original service quarters.

Library

The library currently has about 80.000 volumes, including active subsciptions to 470 periodicals. The focus lies on publications concerning Greek and Cypriot archaeology from the Neolithic to Late Antiquity. In addition, there are publications on the archaeology of the Mediterranean when an interaction with Greece (through colonisation, trade etc.) is evident or on new methods and scientific approach.

Further Information:

phone: +30-210-33 07 400

fax: +30-220-381 47 62

email: bibliothek.athen@dainst.de

Opening Hours:

Monday – Friday 9.00 – 20.00

Saturday 9.00 – 13.30

Summer closing 1st – 31st August 2014

 

Due to a conference, the library will be closed on April 7th and 8th, and will be open again on April 9th at 1 p.m. 

 

Photo Archives

The photo collection was established soon after the institute was founded and since then it has been systematically developed (140,000 photographs from the original negatives, 60,000 of them from older glass negatives and 50,000 photos without negatives).
Use of the library and photo collection is available free of charge to international scholars.
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 - 15:00

Archives

Additionally, general archives exist on the history of the department (including correspondence between distinguished scholars) as well as special archives on individual excavation sites (accessible after registration)

Publications

The department publishes an annual journal »Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäogischen Instituts, Athenische Abteilung« in addition to irregular »supplements« to these journals and monographs. The first director Prof. Dr. K. Sporn acts as editor and determines the selection of manuscripts. Submitted work must be in accordance with the editorial guidelines of the Institute.

Events

The ΑΙΓΕΙΡΟΣ-lecture series at the German Archaeological Institute at Athens, offers a forum in particular for younger scholars, who wish to present their research – results, preliminary results and/or approaches – to and discuss them with a critical audience. Please find the call for papers here.

Further Information

The Athens Department is assisting the research in Kleonai, conducted by Prof. Dr. T. Mattern (Trier) and the LZ' Ephorate (Dr. K. Kissas).

Further Information

Telephone:

++30-210-33 07 400

Fax:
++30-210-381 47 62
E-Mail:
E-Mail (Administration):
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Recent projects

  • 24.10.2013

    The language of clothes along the Silk Road: What does their wardrobe speak to us about humans between 1000 BC and 300 AD? more

  • 22.10.2012

    Frühe protourbane Zentren im nordwestpontischen Raum? Untersuchung einer Cucuteni-Tripol´e-zeitlichen Großsiedlung more

  • 07.05.2012

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Completed projects

  • 06.07.2011

    Russian Federation: Barsuchij Log more

  • 21.06.2011

    Russian Federation: Chicha more

  • 21.06.2011

    Russian Federation: Suchanicha more

Recent publications

  • 28.07.2014

    Epigraphische Forschungen auf der Arabischen Halbinsel more

  • 28.07.2014

    Baghdader Forschungen more

  • 15.06.2014

    MIRAS more

Contact

The German Archaeological Institute (DAI) is a »scientific corporation« of the Federal Institution under the auspices of the Foreign Office. The staff of the Institute carries out research in the area of archaeology and in related fields and maintains relations with international scholars.
Furthermore, it organizes congresses, colloquia and tours, and informs the public through the media about its work.  

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