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The Archaeological Society of Athens
Greek is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages. Native to the southern Balkans, it has the longest documented history of any Indo-European language, spanning 34 centuries of written records. Its writing system has been the Greek alphabet for the majority of its history;...
: Εν Αθήναις Αρχαιολογική Εταιρεία) is an independent learned society.http://www.archetai.gr/site/eng_page_uc.html
Also termed the Greek Archaeological Society
, it was founded in 1837, just a few years after the establishment of the modern Greek State, with the aim of encouraging archaeological excavations, maintenance, care and exhibition of antiquities in Greece.