” The investigation of the remains of Delphi is the most interesting and important project that stays on field of classical archeology . The role played by Delphi in the history of Greece is so Knowledge, which need not describe . The imagination every man who recognizes what Modern civilization owes to ancient Greece grows in sounding of Delphi , as not grows NO OTHER name outside of Athens, [ …. ] In the life of mankind , the Delfoi is always one of the sacred gift of foundations .”

Circular letter of the Archaeological Institute of America , 11 May 1889