Dorothy King

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Dorothy Lobel King[1]
Born 1975
United States
Residence London, England
Nationality American
Fields Archaeology
Patrons Onassis Foundation
Thesis Greek architectural sculpture

Dorothy King (1975) is an American archaeologist and historian who lives and works in England.


King wrote a 2006 book on the Elgin Marbles defending the British retention of the Marbles against Greek claims,[2][3][4][5] and a former Fellow of the Jesus Project.

On the name dispute between Greece and the Republic of Macedonia she said: "The Macedonians invaded and conquered Skopje, but Alexander conquered Iran and Afghanistan as well. None of these two other countries ever claimed to be Macedonia. Amphipolis is in Macedonia, Vergina is in Macedonia and Macedonia is in Greece. To claim the opposite is so ridiculous. It is like saying that Jesus went to America..."[6]

Reception and review[edit]

King is described as someone who "breaks the mould of the dusty academic".[2] The Guardian described her as: "Blonde, glamorous and a fearless hunter of treasures.[7]


She is also known as a blogger who discusses politics, as well as historical and archaeological subjects.[8] In a 2005 article published in The Guardian King gave her thoughts on the subject of the "gender gap" in academia that was best summed up by the article's subtitle, "Wiles, not whining, are the way to overcome the gender gap, says Dorothy King".[9]

Personal life[edit]

King said that she spent some of her childhood in Florida and in France.[1]



  1. ^ a b King, Dorothy. "About Me". Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Return the Marbles? Forget it BBC News, January 19, 2006
  3. ^ The Elgin Marbles, by Dorothy King The Independent, January 16, 2006
  4. ^ Stones of contention the Spectator, February 18, 2006
  5. ^ Keep Elgin Marbles in U.K., expert says, CBC News, January 26, 2006
  6. ^ Korlira, Athena (28 December 2014). "Dorothy King: Skopje claims are 'ridiculous'". Times of Change. Retrieved 25 October 2015. 
  7. ^ Hands off our Marbles, The Guardian, January 8, 2006
  8. ^ Blogging History -- From the Right George Mason University "PhDiva Dorothy King is an American conservative who blogs from London."
  9. ^ King, Dorothy (24 May 2005). "The way of the PhDiva". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 

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