Ecole Suisse d'Archéologie en Grèce


For publishing a corpus of Greek and Latin inscriptions from Philippi in Macedonia.

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.