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Blegen, Carl William

Born: 1887 AD
Died: 1971 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Archaeologist

1887 – Carl William Blegen was born on the 27th of January in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

1904 – Earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota.

1907 – Started graduate studies at Yale University.

1911-1913 – In Greece, he was a fellow at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

1919 – Received the Saviors Order from Greece.

1920 – Following the war he completed his Ph.D. at Yale University.

1920-1926 – Became the assistant director of the American School, during his tenure he excavated at Zygouries, Phlius, Prosymna, and Hymettos.

1924 – He married Elizabeth Denny Pierce in Lake Placid, New York.

1927-1957 – Blegen was professor of classical archaeology at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio.

1932-1938 – He directed the university’s excavations of the mound of Hisarlik, the site of Troy.

1951 – Received honorary degrees from the University of Oslo and the University of Thessaloniki.

1957 – Received honorary D.Litt.from Oxford.

1958 – An honorary LL.D. from University of Cincinnati.

1963 – Further honorary degrees came: Litt.D. from Cambridge, and others from the University of Athens, Hebrew Union College, Jewish Institute of Religion in Jerusalem.

1965 – The Archaeological Institute of America awarded him the Gold Medal for archaeological achievement.

1971 – Carl William Blegen died on 24th of August in Athens, Greece.