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Benndorf, Friedrich August Otto#

b. Greiz (Germany), Sept. 13, 1838, d. Vienna, Jan. 2, 1907, archaeologist; father of Hans Benndorf. 1877-1898 university professor in Vienna, 1898 founded the Oesterreichisches Archaeologisches Institut which he headed until 1907. Started excavation work at the classical site of Ephesus, brought the sculptures of the ancient tomb of Trysa (Goelbaschi) to Vienna, initiated the research into the Roman settlements of Carnuntum on the River Danube and of Split (now in Croatia); one of the most respected archaeologists of his day.

Literature#

OeBL, NDB.