Wilhelm Dorpfeld
Date of Birth  :
26 December 1853 – 25 Apr
Place of Birth  :
Barmen, Wuppertal.
Country  :
Field of Expertise  :
Classical Archaeology
Educational background  :
Not much is known about his education background
Acheivements / Contributions  :

  • Dörpfeld is considered a pioneer of stratigraphic excavation and precise graphical documentation of archaeological projects.
  • In 1877 he became a subordinate at the Olympia excavations under Richard Bohn, Friedrich Adler, and Ernst Curtius.
  • In 1882 he joined Heinrich Schliemann, who was then excavating Troy.
  • From 1887 to 1912 Dörpfeld was the director of the German Archaeological Institute in Athens
Bibliography  :
Troja Und Ilion: Ergebnisse Der Ausgrabungen in Den Vorhistorischen Und Historischen Schichten Von Ilion 1870-1894 (German Edition),Das Griechische Theater (German Edition),Tirynthe: Le Palais Préhistorique Des Rois De Tirynthe; Résultat Des Dernières Fouilles (French Edition) -contributed.