Excavation and Survey Permits

In 1928, the Greek Government recognized the American School of Classical Studies at Athens as the permanent American archaeological presence in Greece. As such, the School is the official link between American archaeologists and classicists and the Greek Archaeological Service of the Ministry of Culture. Broadly responsible for all American excavations in the country, the School obtains, assigns, and supervises the permits (granted by the Ministry of Culture) for excavations, surveys, and synergasia (cooperative projects).

Information About Research Permits

Looking for information about studying and/or publishing objects, or information about permits for analysis of archaeological material?

Learn More

Want to learn more about School facilities and performing research at the School?

Click here to learn more

News from the Agora

View All

June 1, 2021

Hesperia 90.2 Now Online!

We are pleased to announce the publication of Hesperia 90.2! Topics in this issue include Hittite-Mycenaean relations in the Late Bronze Age, a rescue excavation in northern Piraeus, the inscriptions from Panakton, the so-called oracle of the dead at Tainaron, and the evidence for a Phrygian sculptor working in the Athenian Agora during the 3rd century A.D.

Read More

News at Ancient Corinth

View All

March 4, 2021

Hesperia 90.1 Now Online!

We are pleased to announce the publication of Hesperia 90.1. Topics in this issue include Mt. Lykaion and its environs in the Early Iron Age, a reconstruction of Middle Phrygian Gordion, a curse assemblage from the Athenian Agora, and the Greek and Roman inscriptions from Corinth's Temple Hill.

Read More

News from the Wiener Laboratory

View All

May 28, 2021

Webinar - Purple dye production in the Bronze Age Aegean: archaeological, historical and experimental evidence

Watch our latest Live from Lab webinar, and discover the importance of purple dye production in the Bronze Age Aegean.

Read More