Heinrich Dressel

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Heinrich Dressel (June 16, 1845 – July 17, 1920) was a German archaeologist. He is best known for several books on Latin inscriptions, and he is the discoverer of the Duenos inscription, one of the oldest extant examples of Old Latin writing.

Dressel also developed a typology for classifying ancient amphorae, based on his pioneering excavations at Monte Testaccio in Rome.


  • Dressel, Heinrich (1899). Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum, volume XV.
  • Dressel, Heinrich. Inscriptiones urbis Romae latinae. Instrumentum domesticum.