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Adolf Furtwangler
Birth: Jun. 30, 1853
Death: Oct. 10, 1907

Author, Scholar of Archaeology. The inscription translates as: "The Athenian Archaeological Society." Presumably, they were the ones who paid for the memorial. Adolf Furtwangler was born in Freiburg im Breisgau, in the Land of Baden, in the South-West of Germany. In 1878, he took part in the excavations at Olympia. From 1880 to 1894, he served as the director of the Berlin Museum of Archaeology and, during this period, he wrote the book "Masterpieces of Greek Sculpture." In 1894, he became the Professor of Archaeology at the University of Munich, but returned to Athens, where he died. The sphinx on his tomb is a marble copy of one which he found on the island of Aiyina (or Aegina), about fifteen miles South of Athens. Adolf Furtwangler was the father of Wilhelm Furtwangler (1886-1954), who was known as Hitler's favourite orchestral conductor. In order to find the tomb, follow the path South East from the main gates, as far as the chapel, in front of which is the grave of Richard Church (q.v.). Behind the chapel, turn left, up the path marked by the orange-coloured litter bin. At the end of the path, turn right, immediately after which, the path divides into three. Take the central one of these. The second block on the left marks the beginning of the Protestant Cemetery. Furtwangler's sphinx is conspicuous in the second row, on the South side. (bio by: Iain MacFarlaine) 
 
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Athens First Cemetery
Athens
Regional unit of Athens
Attica, Greece
 
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Originally Created by: Iain MacFarlaine
Record added: May 20, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7470771
Adolf Furtwangler
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Adolf Furtwangler
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Adolf Furtwangler
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 Added: Jun. 30, 2016

- BigLebo
 Added: Feb. 19, 2015
Remembering you today, Adolf...
- Mary
 Added: Sep. 25, 2013
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