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Robert Koldewey [1855-1925]



Robert Johann Koldewey is probably known primarily as the excavator of Babylon, although the German-born archaeologist also excavated in Asia Minor, Greece, and Italy.

Koldewey's excavations at Babylon revealed the foundations of the ziggurat Marduk, and the Ishtar Gate; and in the process he developed several modern techniques including a method to identify mud brick architecture.


This glossary entry is part of the Dictionary of Archaeology, and Biographies in Archaeology.

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