THOMPSON, Reginald Campbell

THOMPSON, Reginald Campbell. Kensington 21.5.1876 — London 23.5.1941. British Archaeologist and Assyriologist. Son of Reginald Edward Th. and Anne Isabella De Morgan, educated in London. 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. Married 1911 Barbara Brodrick, two sons and one daughter.

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. 92 p. Oxford 1930; also wrote fiction (with nom-de-plume John Guisborough).

Sources: *G.R. Driver, Proc. Br. Acad. 30, 1-39, britishmuseum.org; Wikipedia.

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