Greek Archaeological Service

The Greek Archaeological Service (Greek: Αρχαιολογική Υπηρεσία) is a state service, under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Culture, responsible for the oversight of all archaeological excavations, museums and the country's archaeological heritage in general.

It is the oldest such service in Europe, being founded in 1833, immediately after the establishment of the modern Greek state.[1][2]

Notable membersEdit

Semni Karouzou

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Hamilakis (2007), pp. 36–37, 82
  2. ^ Patrizio (2009), p. 155


  • Gunning, Lucia Patrizio (2009). The British Consular Service and the Collection of Antiquities in the Aegean. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. ISBN 9780754660231.
  • Hamilakis, Yannis (2007). The Nation and Its Ruins - Antiquity, Archaeology and National Imagination in Greece. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199230389.

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