Erik Sjöqvist

Erik Sjöqvist (15 July 1903 – 16 July 1975) was the director of Swedish Cyprus Expedition and director of Swedish Institute at Rome, Italy and professor of classical archaeology at Princeton University.

Sjöqvist joined the Princeton faculty in 1951.[1] His arrival at Princeton was heralded by the Princeton administration as a ripe opportunity for a revival of interest in Classical studies.[2]

Prior to coming to Princeton, Sjöqvist had conducted archaeological fieldwork in Cyprus.[3] Sjöqvist was responsible for the inception of the Princeton excavations at Morgantina, Sicily, in 1955 together with Richard Stillwell.[1][4]

He was married to Gurli Sjöqvist. Sjöqvist also served as adviser to the Swedish Crown Prince, and later King, Gustaf VI Adolf.


  1. Svenska Cypernexpeditionen, 1927-1931, The Swedish Cyprus expedition : finds and results of the excavations in Cyprus, 1927-1931 ... , Stockholm, The Swedish Cyprus Expedition, [1934-. - v. and atlas of plates v.
  2. Sjöqvist, Erik, Problems of the late Cypriote bronze age, Stockholm, The Swedish Cyprus Expedition, [1940], 226 p. "The study ... is based upon primary material brought to light during the expedition's excavations in Cyprus in 1927-1931 and already published by Einar Gjerstad and myself in the two first volumes ... [under title: The Swedish Cyprus Expedition]". (Thèse, Histoire, Uppsala, 1940)
  3. Sjöqvist, Erik, Reports on excavations in Cyprus. The swedish Cyprus expedition : finds and results of the excavations in Cyprus 1927-1931. Vol. I, Revised reprint, Stockholm, V. Petterson, 1940, 240 p.
  4. Sjöqvist, Erik, Sicily and the Greeks : studies in the interrelationship between the indigenous populations and the greek colonists, Ann Arbor (Mich.), University of Michigan Press, cop. 1973, XIII-90 p. (Jerome lectures ; 9th series). ISBN 0-472-08795-9. - EAN 9780472087952


  1. City of gold : the archaeology of Polis Chrysochous, Cyprus : [Exhibition, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, October 20, 2012-January 20, 2013], edited by William A.P. Childs, Joanna S. Smith and J. Michael #Padgett, Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Art Museum : Distributed by Yale University Press, cop. 2012. - 359 p.ISBN 978-0-300-17439-7 (br). - ISBN 0-300-17439-X (br).
  2. "In memory of Professor Erik Sjöqvist (1903-1975) member of the Swedish Cyprus Expedition (1927-1931) and professor of art and archaeology, Princeton University (1951-1969)".


  1. 1 2 Malcolm Bell (14 July 2014). Morgantina Studies, Volume I: The Terracottas. Princeton University Press. pp. 13–. ISBN 978-1-4008-5324-3.
  2. Princeton Alumni Weekly. princeton alumni weekly. 1950. pp. 6–. PRNC:32101081976993.
  3. Erik Sjöqvist, 1903-1975 (1973). Erico Sjoeqvist : Antiquitatum cypri siciliaeque exploratori sagacissimo topographo romano experientissimo amici collegae discipuli suecani americanique ID.IUL.MCMLXXIII. P. Aestroems Foerlag. ISBN 978-91-7042-013-9.
  4. Svenska Cypernexpeditionen, 1927-1931; Einar Gjerstad; John Lindros; Erik Sjöqvist; Alfred Westholm (1972). The Swedish Cyprus expedition: finds and results of the excavations in Cyprus, 1927-1931 ... The Swedish Cyprus Expedition.

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