The American School of Classical Studies at Athens
  • From the Archives
  • From the Field Carl W. Blegen is the most famous American archaeologist ever to work in Greece, and no American has ever had a greater impact on Greek archaeology. Yet Blegen, unlike several others of his generation, until now has found no biographer.
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Blegen Library
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    54 Souidias Street,
    GR-106 76, Athens,
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One of two libraries of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, the Blegen Library focuses on all aspects of Greece and the Greeks from the earliest prehistory through late antiquity.The Library currently has about 100,000 volumes and nearly 700 periodicals. In its field, it is one of the premier research libraries in the world and the best in Greece. The Blegen library is open to Members of the American School of Classical Studies, and to approved visitors.

Members and Visitors alike are required to follow the Rules of the Blegen Library

Blegen Library News

Donations to the Blegen Library

The Blegen Library gratefully acknowledges the generous donation of the following publications.

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Blegen Library closed on March 25th

The Blegen Library will be closed to visitors on Wednesday, March 25, in observance of the national holiday.

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VIDEOCAST - “Work of the ASCSA during 2014”&“Archaeology,History and Science: a Microscopic Approach

OPEN MEETING - “Work of the ASCSA during 2014” & “Archaeology, History and Science: a Microscopic Approach” James C. Wright, Director of ASCSA; Professor of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, Bryn Mawr College and Dr. Panagiotis Karkanas, M. H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science, ASCSA

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