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Karo, Georg

    Full Name: Karo, Georg

    Gender: male

    Date Born: 1872

    Date Died: 1963

    Place Born: Venice, Veneto, Italy

    Place Died: Freiburg im Breisgau, Hesse, Germany

    Home Country/ies: Germany

    Subject Area(s): Ancient Greek (culture or style), Antique, the, Classical, Cretan, Creto-Mycenaean, Early Western World, Late Helladic, Mediterranean (Early Western World), and Mycenaean


    Specialist in Cretan and Mycenean art. Karo studied archaeology at the University in Bonn, writing his dissertation under Georg Loeschcke. Professor of Archaeology at Halle, 1920-1930. Director of Deutsche Archäologische Institut in Athens, 1912-1916, 1930-1936.

    Selected Bibliography

    Die Schachtgräber von Mykenai, (2 vols.) 1930, 1933. Greifen am Thron, 1959.


    Archäologenbildnisse: Porträts und Kurzbiographien von Klassichen Archäologen deutscher Sprache. Reinhard Lullies, ed. Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 1988: 181-182.


    "Karo, Georg." Dictionary of Art Historians (website).

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