Ministère de la culture Inrap


The European Archaeology Days (EAD) and the operation #Archeorama took place from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 June 2020

Piloted by Inrap under the aegis of the French Ministry of Culture, these days have mobilized the entire archaeological community in metropolitan France and overseas for more than ten years. All those involved in archaeology have joined forces to give as many people as possible a glimpse of the richness and behind-the-scenes nature of the discipline.


The JNA has expanded to Europe in 2019. Seventeen countries participated for the first time.


In 2020, the National Archaeology Days became the European Archaeology Days (EAD).


In view of the COVID-19 epidemic, the 11th edition of the Archaeology Days (EAD) did not take place in its traditional form. Nevertheless, to celebrate archaeology with all publics, Inrap launched, under the aegis of the Ministry of Culture, the event #Archeorama. In addition to events with the public when the health situation permitted, the #archeorama event opened up the possibility of creating digital events and enhancing online resources: live meetings of archaeologists on social networks, publication of previously unpublished videos, live conferences, virtual tours of exhibitions, 3D modelling of archaeological objects and sites, etc.


With nearly 1000 initiatives, both face-to-face and exclusively digital, these EAD 2020 and #Archeorama have been a great success! In total, we count more than 180,000 visits to the website journées-arché, with 15,000 unique visits during the three days of the event.


The opening of the event to Europe continued, with 28 countries participating in this 2020 edition and nearly 500 different European organisers.


In order to help you discover this cultural event, the press release and the press kit for the 2020 edition are available below.


We look forward to seeing you on 17, 18 and 19 June 2022 for the next edition of the European Archaeology Days!


For all questions, contact:
Tél. 01 40 08 81 57

Press contact :

Mahaut Tyrrell, Media Communications Officer
Tel. : 01 40 08 80 24