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Title: Gustav Adolf Deissmann (1866-1937) and the revival of archaeological excavations at Ephesus after the First World War
Contributor(s): Gerber, Albrecht  (author)
Publication Date: 2007
DOI: 10.1553/oejh75s39
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/2282
Abstract: In his lifetime Gustav Adolf Deissmann was celebrated as the reviver of the archaeological excavations of Ephesus and the oneman through whose 'unceasing benefaction' the city's historical heritage was able to be preserved for future generations. Yet hisunique and long protracted rescuing role for the once-foremost city in Asia has today been almost completely forgotten; and evenamong archaeologists and historians few would associate his name with archaeology, fewer still with the salvaging of Ephesus'extraordinary story. Nevertheless, immeasurable historical losses were averted in the nick of time because of Dcissmann's"proactivedetennination to preserve the legacy of Ephesus's past millennia, at a historical moment when much of it was about to passinto oblivion.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Jahreshefte des Österreichischen Archäologischen Instituts in Wien, v.75, p. 39-46
Publisher: Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften
Place of Publication: Vienna
ISSN: 1729-5416
0078-3579
Field of Research (FOR): 210306 Classical Greek and Roman History
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
Other Links: http://nla.gov.au/anbd.bib-an21484830
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