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Theodore Makridi

Theodore Makridi Bey (1872–1940) was an Ottoman and Turkish - Greek archaeologist who conducted the first excavations of the Hittite capital, Hattusas. He was the second director of the Istanbul Archaeological Museum (then Imperial Ottoman Museum) after Osman Hamdi Bey.[1]

He undertook excavations in Hattusas together with Hugo Winckler in 1906–1907 and 1911–1912. He was reportedly inept in controlling the excavations and unable to prevent theft of found items.[1]

He continued to be employed by the state and pursued archeological excavations after the declaration of the Turkish Republic.[2]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ a b Burney, Charles Historical Dictionary of the Hittites Scarecrow Press, 2004 ISBN 0810865645
  2. ^ Türk kültürü araştırmaları, v15-16, p. 159, Ankara, 1976
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