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GUSTAF LINDSTRSM (1829-1901)

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Originally appearing in Volume V16, Page 720 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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GUSTAF LINDSTRSM (1829-1901), Swedish palaeontologist, was born tt Wisby in Gotland on the 27th of August 1829. In 1848 he entered the university at Upsala, and in 1854 he took his doctor's degree. Having attended a course of lectures in Stockholm by S. L. Lovell, he became interested in the zoology of the Baltic, and published several papers on the invertebrate fauna, and subsequently on the fishes. In 1856 he became a school teacher, and in 1858 a master in the grammar school at Wisby. His leisure was devoted to researches on the fossils of the Silurian rocks of Gotland, including the corals, brachiopods, gasteropods, pteropods, cephalopods and crustacea. He described(with T. Thorell) a scorpion Palaeaphonus from Ludlow Beds at Wisby. He determined,the true nature of the opetculated coral Calceola; and while he described organic remains from other parts of northern Europe, he worked especially at the Palaeozoic fossils of Sweden. He was awarded the Murchison medal by the Geological Society of London in 1895. In 1876 he was appointed keeper of the fossil Invertebrata in the State Museum at Stock-holm, where he died on the 16th of May 1901. See obituary (with portrait), by F. A. Bather, in Geol. Mag, (July 1901), pā€¢ 333.. LINDUS; one of the three chief cities of the island of Rhodes; before their synoecism in the city of Rhodes. It is situated on the E. side of the island, and has a finely placed acropolis on a precipitous hill, and a. good natural harbour just N. of it. Recent excavations have discovered the early temple of Athena Lindia on the Acropolis, and splendid Propylaea and a staircase, resembling those at Athens. The sculptors of the Laocoon are among the priests of Athena Lindia, whose names are recorded by inscriptions. Some early temples have also been found, and inscriptions cut on the rock recording the sacrifices ā€¢ known as Bouea.rta. There are also traces of a theatre and rock-cut tombs. On the Acropolis is a castle, built by the knights in the 14th century, and many houses in the town show work of the same date. See RHODES; also Chr. Blinkenberg and K. F. Kinch, Exploration arch. de Rhodes (Copenhagen, 1904ā€“1907).
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