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Johann Georg Ramsauer

Austrian archaeologist

Died when: 79 years 282 days (957 months)
Star Sign: Pisces


Johann Georg Ramsauer

Johann Georg Ramsauer (7 March 1795 in Hallstatt – 14 December 1874 in Linz) was an Austrian mine operator and the director of the excavations at the Hallstatt cemetery from 1846–1863.

He spent his life working for the state service of the mines, moving from an apprentice to Bergmeister.During this time, he lived in the , a medieval fortress, where he raised 24 children.

He kept comprehensive field notes, including magnificent watercolor drawings of grave arrangements and artefacts, which were never published but rather became the protocol manuscripts.

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