Charles Waldstein ( 1856 - 1927)

Known as Sir Charles Walston from 1918 to 1927 was an American archaeologist. He also competed at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens.
In 1880, he assumed the position of university lecturer on classical archaeology at Cambridge University, and in 1883, he was appointed university reader. From 1883 to 1889, he served as the director of the Fitzwilliam Museum. In 1889, he was called to Athens to become the director of the American School of Classical Studies, holding this position until 1893 when he became a professor at the same institution. In 1894, he was honored as a fellow of King’s College. He returned to England in 1895 as the Slade Professor of Fine Art at Cambridge, a position he held until 1901. During his time in Athens, he oversaw the excavations of the Archaeological Institute of America at various sites, including ancient Plataea, Eretria, where he claimed to have discovered the tomb of Aristotle, and the Heraeum of Argos, among other significant findings. Subsequently, he established an international committee to support the excavation efforts at Herculaneum.

In 1912, he received knighthood and was appointed as a Knight of the Danish Order of the Dannebrog, along with being designated as Commander of the Greek Order of the Redeemer.

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