Wilhelm Dorpfeld was born in Germany & one of the most famous archaeologists of his time. His many Greek excavations led to inspire the modern Olympic Games & the Greek government hired him as an architectural consultant on the Acropolis. He, along with another well known excavator Heinrich Schliemann discovered ancient Troy & it was this that led to the belief that the Odysseus Palace (Homer's Ithaka's King) is placed at Nydri & not Ithaka. It was Dorpfelds wish to be buried close to Nidri & his grave lies near to the popular church of Aghios Kyriaki

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