Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens
The Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens (Greek Αυστραλιανό Αρχαιολογικό Ινστιτούτο Αθηνών, short AAIA ) is one of 17 foreign archaeological institutes in Greece, all of which have their head office in Athens.
The institute was founded in 1980 and collected by the Greek Ministry of Culture in the rank of a " School of Archaeology ". The Institute's mission is to advance research on ancient, medieval, and modern Greece in Australia. The Institute privately funded is supported by private foundations and the following eleven Australian universities: University of Sydney, University of Tasmania, University of Queensland, Western Australia University of New England University, Macquarie University, Australian National University, University of Adelaide, La Trobe University, University of Newcastle and the University of Melbourne.
The Institute conducted excavations in Toroni in Halkidiki and surface research in Paliochora on Kythera through. In addition, findings from the excavations at Zagora be worked on Andros. Further research dealing with ceramics from Naucratis, Alt- Smyrna, Italy and Sicily. The official publication is appearing in Sydney journal Mediterranean Archaeology.
The Greek legislation accordingly, the institute as a recognized foreign archaeological school has its own library. It provides up to five guests the possibility of accommodation. Founder and Director of the Institute 's Alexander Cambitoglou.