Franz Willemsen

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Franz Willemsen (* 1910 in Düsseldorf ; † September 26, 1999 in Athens ) was a German classical archaeologist .

In 1937 he received his doctorate from the University of Munich under Ernst Buschor . For 1937/38 he received a travel grant from the German Archaeological Institute . He worked at the German Archaeological Institute in Athens since 1952 . He became curator of the Museum for Casts of Classical Works of Art at the University of Munich, where he completed his habilitation and was made an adjunct professor in 1961. From 1962 to 1975 he was the second director of the German Archaeological Institute in Athens. For many years he was the head of the Kerameikos excavation. On the Kerameikos he dealt among other things with the evidence of the ostraka , the most famous pieces of which were witnesses of the ostracism .

Publications (selection)

  • Early Greek cult images . Triltsch, Würzburg-Aumühle 1939 (= dissertation)
  • Tripod cauldron from Olympia. Old and new finds . De Gruyter, Berlin 1957 (Olympic Research III)
  • The lion's head gargoyles from the roof of the Temple of Zeus . De Gruyter, Berlin 1959 (Olympic Research IV)