Les premiers voyageurs à Messène : de Cyriaque d’Ancône à l’expédition de Morée
Pierre Moret & Alessia Zambon Revue archéologique 2016/1 (no. 61): 3-60
This paper re-evaluates the place of Messene in the Peloponnesian routes of the first European travellers, prior to the excavations and surveys of the scientific expedition to the Morea (1829), and reviews their contribution to our knowledge of the archaeological site and its remains. Twenty visits were recorded from 1447 to 1828, involving seventeen British, eleven French, five German, an Italian and a Dane. Emphasis is placed on the graphic representations, often unpublished, which accompany the narratives of several of them.