Peter Gercke

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Peter Gercke (born September 22, 1938 in Hamburg ) is a German classical archaeologist .

Peter Gercke studied Classical Archeology, Greek Studies and Philosophy at the Universities of Marburg and Hamburg . It was in 1966 with the work " Satyrs of Praxiteles " for Ulf Jantzen in Hamburg doctorate . He then completed a museum traineeship and was a consultant at the German Archaeological Institute in Athens from 1968 to 1971 . With a grant from the German Research Foundation , he conducted research in Athens and Nafplio . Since 1976 he has held visiting professorships and lectureships at Indiana University Bloomington , the University of Marburg and the University of Kassel . In 1973 Gercke became custodian of the Kassel antique collection in Wilhelmshöhe Palace . In 1982 he was made an honorary professor. From 1983 to 2003 he was deputy director of the Staatliche Museen Kassel . From 1986 to 2018 he was chairman of the Hessian Society for Art and Science .

Peter Gercke took part in excavations in Italy , Greece and Turkey . He curated numerous exhibitions and published numerous publications on classical archeology and the reception of antiquities.


  • From the everyday life of the Greeks and Romans. Annual edition of the Hessische Brandversicherungsanstalt for 1976. Druckerei Gutenberg, Melsungen o. J. (1976).
  • Antiquities in Kassel. Gutenberg Verlag, Melsungen 1975.
  • Ancient coins. Dierichs, Kassel 1981.
  • Antique buildings in models and drawings around 1800 . Complete catalog of the cork models and the special exhibition (= catalogs of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Kassel. No. 14). Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Kassel, Kassel 1986.
  • with Nina Zimmermann-Elseify : Antique stone sculptures and modern replicas in Kassel. Inventory catalog. Philipp von Zabern, Mainz 2007.

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