Bringing Greece's Past to Life Since 1881

The oldest and largest U.S. overseas research center, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens provides graduate students and scholars from affiliated North American colleges and universities a base for the advanced study of all aspects of Greek culture, from antiquity to the present day.

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February 18, 2019

Great granddaughter of George and Lela Mylonas visits the School

The great granddaughter of George and Lela Mylonas, Crystal Chambers, and her husband Robbie Spears visited the School today to see where her great grandfather started his illustrious career and to look for photographs and other information about him in the School's Archives, where his personal papers are kept.

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February 15, 2019

Q&A with Nick Popielski and Dawn Smith-Popielski

Dominic (Nick) Popielski and Dawn Smith-Popielski are loyal members of the School community whose generosity of time, talent, and treasure is truly exemplary. Here, they share their excavation memories, insights about the discipline, and what drives their passion for the American School and its mission.

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February 13, 2019

Agora Volunteers Reflect on Experience

Four former Agora volunteers — Ana Alvarez, Laura Gawlinski, Marcie Handler, Nick Popielski — discuss how digging at the Agora has influenced their lives.

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