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Apenes, Ola :: ingenjör

Object description
Ola Apenes, född 1898, död 1943, ingenjör. Han föddes i Fredrikstad, Norge, och utbildades i Zürich 1917-23. Från 1929 arbetade han för L. M. Ericsson i Mexiko City. På sin fritid ägnade han sig åt arkeologiska och etnografiska studier, framför allt Mayakulturen.
Visat namn
Apenes, Ola
SMVK-VKM - samma som
2218714
Tidpunkt - födelse
1898-08-23
Tidpunkt - död
1943-04-06
Beskrivning
Ola Apenes, född 1898, död 1943, ingenjör. Han föddes i Fredrikstad, Norge, och utbildades i Zürich 1917-23. Från 1929 arbetade han för L. M. Ericsson i Mexiko City. På sin fritid ägnade han sig åt arkeologiska och etnografiska studier, framför allt Mayakulturen.
Beskrivning - engelska

Ola Rasmus Apenes was born on August 23rd 1898 in the

Norwegian town of Fredrikstad. He received his training as an

engineer at the Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule in Zurich

during 1917—1923. After serving in various appointments with

Swedish, Norwegian and North American industrial concerns in

the electricity branch, he was from 1929 attached to the L. M.

Ericsson Telephone Company Ltd (Compania de Telefonos Ericsson,

S. A.) in Mexico City.

His spare time in Mexico Apenes with untiring energy devoted

to archaeological and ethnographical study. Himself a trained

mathematician, he conceived an intense interest in Mayan chronology,

and in Ethnos he has published three articles on that

special subject. Lake Texcoco and its surrounding district formed

in latter years his particular field of research, and there he made

several important archaeological discoveries and carried out valuable

detailed studies. We were here able to publish a manuscript of his

— presumably one of the last he ever wrote — a by-product of

his extensive preparations for a work on the history and ethnography

of the lake district. In addition, it should not be forgotten

that Apenes gave much time and labour to the study of early maps

of the Valley of Mexico and that he had himself compiled an

excellent map, a detail of which is here reproduced.

Ola Apenes was of a retiring disposition, and lived solely for his

work and his studies along with a narrow circle of friends. For

these, and for all who had come into contact with his sterling

personality, his tragic death constituted a deeply-felt loss. He had

only recently severed all ties that connected him with his second

fatherland, Mexico, and was preparing himself to devote his life

and his powers to the liberation of Norway. Even before he had

time to complete his preliminary course of instruction, he was

carried off by illness in his training camp in Canada. Even among

his comrades in the new environment his valuable qualities made

themselves felt and appreciated, and letters from them bear witness

of the void he left behind in their midst.

S. L. (Sigvald Linné, Obituary i Ethnos 1944:I, s. 43)

Personefternamn
Apenes
Personförnamn
Ola
Persontitel
ingenjör
Händelse - var närvarande vid
Andra svenska mexikoexpeditionen (1934-1935)
Beskrivning

Svenska Mexikoexpeditionen med Sigvald Linné och Gösta Montell 1934-1935. Efter den lyckade expeditionen 1932 ville man göra en fortsättning. Projektet initierades av envoyé C. G. Anderberg och Gerhard Lindblom. Ekonomiskt stöd erhölls från Mexikanska Telefon A.-B. L. M. Ericsson, Mexikanska Tändstickbolaget, Svenska Sällskapet för Antropologi och Geografi (Vegastipendiet), Stiftelsen Lars Hiertas Minnesfond, Svenska-Mexikosällskapet samt direktör A. E. Paulson och överdirektör Björn Prytz. Expeditionen lämnade Stockholm 20 september 1934 och återvände följande år 15 juni.

En av deltagarna vid undersökningar var Porfiric Reyes som var med även 1932. Andra deltagare var Thomas Mendoza och Joaquin Oliva.

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Referens - källa
Linné, Sigvald (1944) Obituary - Ola Apenes, Ethnos I, s. 43
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