Thassos excavation wins the most important prize in the field of archaeology in France
The Simone & Cino Del Duca Foundation (La Fondation Simone & Cino Del Duca) has awarded the French School at Athens and the Greek Culture Ministry the grand prize in archaeology (Grand Prix d’archéologie ), for archaeological works carried out in Thassos. It is the most important prize in the field of archaeology in France. The 150,000 euro prize will be awarded during a ceremony in Paris on June 7. The Grand Prix d’archéologie, is awarded on the proposal of the Academy of Inscriptions and Belles-Lettres to help promote French archeology in France and abroad. An ad hoc jury is held every year, chaired by the Perpetual Secretary or the President of the Academy of Inscriptions and Belles-Lettres.
This program has been jointly conducted since 2002 by the French School of Athens and the Kavala-Thasos Antiquities, under the direction of Arthur Muller, Professor of Greek Archeology at the University of Lille SHS, Institut Universitaire de France, and Stavroula Dadaki, Director of EA Kavala-Thasos.
The archaeological works are being carried out at a 1,400m2 site near the port of Thassos and uncovered a 5th-century residence built on the hillside of the acropolis of the ancient city of Thassos, between Dionysios and Artemisio, northeast of the ancient market.