THOMPSON, Reginald Campbell. Kensington 21.5.1876 — 23.5.1941. British Archaeologist and Assyriologist. Studies at Cambridge (Caius College). From 1904 in British Museum as Assistant to —> L. W. King, accompanied him to Behistun. After WW I Fellow of Merton College, Oxford. In 1938-41 Reader of Assyriology at Oxford. Conducted many excavations in Mesopotamia.
Publications: with L. W. King: The Sculptures and Inscriptions of Darius the Great on the Rock of Bihistûn. 1907.
– Much on Assyriology, e.g. The Epic of Gilgamesh. 1930.