Ole Olufsen

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Ole Olufsen (24 January 1865 – 13 December 1929) was a Danish military officer and explorer. He made several notable expeditions in the 1890s to the Emirate of Bukhara, including the Pamir Mountains.[1] He also served as Secretary of the Royal Danish Geographical Society. Olufsen was a proponent of the idea that the people's of the Pamirs retained traits of Avestan culture, a notion borrowed from the works of Wilhelm Geiger and Karoly Jeno Ujfalvy de Mezo-Kovesd, and that the region was still populated by adherents of Zoroastrianism.[2] During his 1898-99 expeditions to the Pamirs, Olufsen was accompanied by Danish botanist Ove Paulsen.[2]

List of Publications


  1. Gorshenina, Svetlana (2003). Explorateurs en Asie centrale (in French). Geneva: Éd. Olizane. pp. 223–225. ISBN 2-88086-295-7. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 Olufsen, O. (1904). Through the Unknown Pamirs: the Second Danish Pamir Expedition 1898-99. London: W. Heinemann. pp. 97–216.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. anmeldelse ved Emil Madsen