The Mycenaean Foundation is a non-profit organization registered in the State of Missouri in 1967 at the initiative of the late George Mylonas, renowned archaeologist, archaeology professor at Washington University, St. Louis, and excavator of Mycenae (1952-1988). The Mycenaean Foundation is currently based at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., and maintains a foreign base of operations at Mycenae, Argolid, Greece under the legal status of a foreign non-profit organization.

The Mycenaean Foundation operates exclusively for scientific, educational, cultural, and charitable purposes under Section 501 (c) (3). Among other contributions, the Foundation sponsors the archaeological excavations of Mycenae and subsidizes scholarly publications, provides a summer base of operations for the Mycenae excavation team (including a library, study rooms, lab and work space for archaeologists, students, and technicians), offers accommodation for Greek and American scholars working at Mycenae, makes contributions to various archaeological organizations, promotes interest in Mycenaean archaeology through lectures, workshops, and seminars, and fosters Greek-American collaboration.

The Mycenaean Foundation recently reached an agreement with the University of South Carolina to jointly establish the American Center for Archaeology at Mycenae ( on the Foundation's privately-owned campus at Mycenae and to conglomerate an academic consortium of select U.S. and European universities led by the USC. The A.C.A.M. offers an undergraduate semester/summer study abroad program for American students ("Greek Odyssey") which focuses on archaeology and related disciplines, such as bioarchaeology, geoarchaeology, geophysics, geology, paleoenvironmental studies, archaeometry, archaeoastronomy, cultural heritage protection/management, classical civilization, ancient history, ancient/modern Greek, studio art, art history, and theatrical studies, requiring no prior experience in archaeology, transcending disciplines, and engaging majors from across the spectrum, sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities. 

The Mycenaean Foundation further aims to sponsor new archaeological projects at other Aegean prehistoric sites under the auspices of the Society for Prehistoric Archaeology, train undergraduate students in archaeological fieldwork, establish scholarships for graduate students studying Aegean Prehistory and research fellowships for scholars.

Charitable donations to the Mycenaean Foundation are tax deductible.  

For inquiries, information, or charitable donations, please write to: or contact Professor Christofilis Maggidis by e-mail ( or by phone (717-245-1014) - or download the Mycenaean Foundation brochure