KILIAN, Klaus

KILIAN, Klaus. Karlsruhe 27.2.1939 — Bonn 28.5.1992. German Archaeologist, excavated in Sri Lanka. Ph.D. Director of the “Kommission für Allgemeine und Vergleichende Archäologie (KAVA) des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts (DAI)” in Bonn. In 1976-82 led excavations at Tiryns and from 1987 in Sri Lanka in cooperation with S. Bandaranayake and the Unesco-Sri Lanka Project at the protohistoric site of Ibbankatuwa and at the monastic complex of Pidurangala near Sigiriya. Married Imma Dirlmeyer (b. 1941).

Publications: Publications on Italian and Greek archaeology.
– With H.-J. Weishaar, Excavations at Pidurangala (Sri Lanka): The Upper Rock Shelter. 125 p. Mainz 1994.

Sources: Brief note in SAA 1991, p. ix by A. Gail; *K. Fittschen & S. Jakovidis, Mitt. des Dt. Arch. Inst. Athenische Abteilung 108, 1993; *H. Kyrieleis, Beiträge zur Allgemeinen und Vergleichenden Archäologie 11, 1991, 1-8; sempub.ub.uni-heidelberg.de.

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