Inge Nielsen

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Inge Nielsen (born November 26, 1950 in Aarhus ) is a Danish classical archaeologist .

Nielsen studied Classical Archeology at Aarhus University from 1971 to 1979 , where she received her doctorate in 1979 and qualified as a professor in 1991. From 1998 to 2000 she was Deputy Director of the Danish Institute in Athens. Nielsen has been a professor at the Archaeological Institute of the University of Hamburg since 2000 .

Nielsen was active in numerous excavations: 1976-77 she took part in the Scandinavian-Italian excavations in Ficana near Rome, in 1978 she carried out investigations in the Mithras thermal baths in Ostias together with Thorkild Schiøler, and since 1983 she has been with Svend Holm-Nielsen Head of the Danish excavations in Gadara / Umm Qeis in Jordan, since 1984 she has been head of the Scandinavian excavations of the Temple of Castor and Pollux in the Roman Forum in Rome together with Jan Zahle .

Inge Nielsen's research focus is on ancient architecture, especially thermal baths, palaces and shrines. She is a member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences , a full member of the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) and was a member of the central management of the DAI.

Fonts (selection)

  • The origin and early development of the Roman thermal baths. Aarhus University, Aarhus 1979 (dissertation; in Danish).
  • Thermae et Balnea. The Architecture and Cultural History of Roman Public Baths. University Press, Aarhus 1990, ISBN 87-7288-212-3 .
  • with Birte Poulsen: The Temple of Castor and Pollux . de Luca, Rome 1992, ISBN 88-8016-015-X
  • Garara - Umm Qēs III. The Byzantine baths. Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden 1993, ISBN 3-447-03266-9 (Treatises of the German Palestine Association, 17).
  • Hellenistic palaces. Tradition and renewal . University Press, Aarhus 1990. 2nd edition 1999, ISBN 87-7288-445-2 .
  • Cultic theaters and ritual drama. A study in regional development and religious interchange between East and West in antiquity . University Press, Aarhus 2002, ISBN 87-7288-879-2 .
  • since volume 19/20, 2001 co-editor of the magazine Hephaistos


  • Kürschner's German Scholars Calendar 1997 . Saur, Munich 2007, vol. 2, p. 2577.

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