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Farnoux Alexandre

  • FARNOUX Alexandre
  • French School of Athens
  • 6, Didotou street
  • GR-106-80 Athens
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  • 1982-1986: student at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Ulm)
  • 1985: agrégation in Classical Letters
  • 1986-1990: Member of the French School of Athens
  • 1990: dissertation under Professor Ph. Bruneau, entitled Malia, a city of Crete at the end of the Late Bronze Age that was supported on February 3, 1990 at the Paris IV University.
  • 1999: habilitation for the direction of the research presented under Professor Ph. Bruneau, titled Homer's Archeology.
  • 1990-1994: lecturer at the headquarters of Greek History at Strasbourg II, UFR d'Histoire University of Strasbourg.
  • 1994-2000: lecturer of Classical Archeology at the Sorbonne University of Paris IV, UFR d'Histoire de l'Art et d'Archéologie.
  • 2001- 2011: Professor of Greek archeology and art history at Sorbonne (Paris IV), UFR d'Histoire de l'Art et d'Archéologie.
  • 2005-2010: Director of the Department of History of Art and Archeology at the Sorbonne University (Paris IV) and Director of the Institute of Art and Archeology (site Michelet).
  • 2008-2011: Member of the Board of Directors of the University of Sorbonne (Paris IV).
  • Since 1 September 2011: Director of the French School of Athens (Greece).

field research

  1. The Copper Age in Eastern Crete

- Malia (Crete) - French School of Athens

Excavation of a settlement of the Late Bronze Age (1400-1200 BC). Co-responsible with J. Driessen (University of Louvain) of the 1986-1993 excavation, and then study missions, 1994-2005.

- Anavlochos (Crete) - French School of Athens

Surface research in Anavlochos, a mountainous area to the east of Malia, for the identification of archaeological settlements at the end of the Bronze Age and the first-geometric period (1100-900 BC), 1989.

- Palaikastro (Crete) - British School at Athens

Excavations in Palaikastro (1989 and 1990). Study and publication of the ceramics of YM III B.

  1. Archeology of religion and sacred topography

- Delos (Cyclades) - French School of Athens

Excavations at the Sanctuary of Apollo of Delos (1987-1990, 1994-2001) accompanied by maintenance works (floor of the arcade monument).

  1. The cities of Mirabello (Crete)

- Mirabello (Crete) - French School of Athens

Topographical (with L. Fadin, EFA) and geomorphological research (with M. Ghilardi, CEREGE-CNRS) in the area of ​​Agios Nikolaos (2005-2006).

- Lato (Crete) - French School of Athens and CC EPKA

Survey of urban topography (2005-2007) with H. Wurmser (Lyon II), L. Fadin (EFA) Apostolakos (CC 'EPKA).

- Driros (Crete) - French School of Athens and CC EPKA

Topographic surveys, excavations and city-wide maintenance, founded on two acropolis (2008-2012, 2015-2018), in collaboration with V. Zografakis (KDEPKA). The research in Mirabello, Lato and Driros was honored with the P. Dumesnil Award in 2010, awarded by the Academy of Inscriptions and Fine Letters of Paris (Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres).



  • The Copper Age in Crete
  • The birth of cities and the development of the cities of Crete
  • History and theory of archeology
  • Discovering ancient art through the European arts (XIXth -XXth  centuries)