Friday 21 October 2011

Ludwig Ross

Ludwig Ross (b. 22 July 1806 in Bornhöved; d. 6 August 1859) was a German classical archaeologist. He led the first systematic excavations on the Acropolis in 1835 and became the inaugural Professor of Archaeology at the newly founded University of Athens in 1837.

Further reading: "The Athenian Acropolis" by Livio C. Stecchini