Ecole Suisse d'Archéologie en Grèce

Exhibition “ERETRIA. A look at an ancient city. Swiss archaeologists in Greece”

For the exhibition “ERETRIA: A look at an ancient city. Swiss archaeologists in Greece.” The exhibition is planned to run from September 19, 2010 to January 30, 2011 at the Antikenmuseum in Basel. The exhibition will present modern views of an ancient Greek city using objects uncovered in excavations, replicas and videos.

In 1975 the Swiss School of Archaeology in Greece (ESAG) assumed responsibility for a Swiss archaeological mission that had been operating since 1964.  The mission today continues to excavate the remains of the ancient site of Eretria in Euboea, a medium-sized city that profoundly influenced the development of Greek civilization. The activities of ESAG in Eretria include exploring the city’s past through excavation of its ruins, studying the material discovered, publishing research, preserving archaeological remains in the field and in the Museum, and making presentations to the public.

The Foundation of the Swiss School of Archaeology in Greece, created in 1983, has responsibility for high-level administration of the School, while The University of Lausanne serves as the Foundation’s headquarters in Switzerland.