Humann, Carl
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German engineer and excavator. Born Steele (near Essen) 4. 1. 1839, died Izmir (Turkey) 12. 4. 1896. Studied at the Bauakademie in Berlin, interrupted because of contracting tuberculosis. Began a new life from 1861 as a surveyor in the Ottoman Empire, in Palestine, Alexandria and the eastern Balkans. Local director of excavations from 1878 at Pergamum, under the scientific supervision of Alexander Conze. Honorary doctorate from Univ. of Greifswald 1880. 1884 external director of the Berliner Museen based at Izmir; 1890 h…

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Radt, Wolfgang, “Humann, Carl”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 23 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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