Ernst Herzfeld

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Herzfeld, Ernst


Born July 23, 1879, in Celle; died Jan. 21, 1948, in Basel. German archaeologist, philologist, and Iranian scholar.

From 1918 to 1935, Herzfeld was a professor of Eastern archaeology at the University of Berlin, and beginning in 1936, at Princeton University in the USA. He published works on ancient Eastern, primarily Iranian, cultures, writings, and architecture. He conducted excavations at Samarra (1911–13), Persepolis (1931–34), and other sites.


Archäologische Mitteilungen aus Iran, vols. 1–9. Berlin, 1929–38.
Zoroaster and His World, vols. 1–2. Princeton, N.J., 1947.
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Eine neue Kultur im altesten Mesopotamien (Leipzig, 1931, soon followed by an English and an expanded French translation), was influenced by two credentialed friends: Assyriologist Arthur Ungnad and art historian Ernst Herzfeld.
Ernst Herzfeld and the Development of Near Eastern Studies, 1900-1959.
Hence, it has become the object of speculation among art historians since 1922, when Ernst Herzfeld first described and tentatively dated the building.