Axel W. Persson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Axel Waldemar Persson (June 1, 1888 – May 7, 1951) was a Swedish archaeologist.

Born at Kvidinge, he was professor of classical archaeology and ancient history at Uppsala University from 1925 to 1951. He excavated sites in the Argolid in Greece, including Asine, Dendra and Midea, as well as other sites in Asia Minor including Milas and Labraunda, searching for the origins of the Linear B writing system.


  • Chadwick, John (1990), The Decipherment of Linear B, Cambridge University Press, pp. 30–31, ISBN 978-0-521-39830-5.
  • Furumark, Arne (1951), "Axel W. Persson", Minos. Revista de Filología Egea: 112.
  • Gjersted, Einar (1980), Ages and Days in Cyprus, Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology, Pocket Books, pp. 9–10, archived from the original on 2011-07-07 Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help).
  • Green, Erik (1953), "Bibliography of the writings of Axel W. Persson", Opuscula Atheniensia, 1: 224–236.
  • Koşay, Hâmit Zübeir (1951), Axel Waldemar Persson 1888-1951 (in Turkish).
  • Medwid, Linda M. (2000), "Axel W(aldemar) Persson", The makers of classical archaeology: a reference work, Humanity Books, pp. 237–239, ISBN 978-1-57392-826-7.
  • The archaeological excavations at Milas and Gencik Tepe, 1938, Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul. Retrieved 2009-08-13.
  • Labraunda: The Excavations, Swedish Excavations at Labraunda. Retrieved 2009-08-13.