The project involves re-visiting and documenting the important text by Émile Burnouf, “Notice pour le plan d'Athènes antique” published in 1856 in Archives des Missions Scientifiques Ve cahier (pp. 64- 88). Émile Burnouf served as the director of the École Française d'Athènes between 1867-1875.
The text is supplemented with a map of the western hills of Athens, marking in detail all ancient remains that were visible at the time, such as roads, houses, tombs, caves and carvings in the bedrock.
The study attempts to enrich the published material with new data from the papers of É. Burnouf housed in archives in France, while the identified antiquities are being correlated with current locations using GPS and digital data processing through GIS.