OERTEL, Friedrich Oscar

OERTEL, Friedrich Oscar (from 1921 F. O. Lechmere-Oertel). Hannover 9.12.1862 — New York 22.12.1942. German-born Engineer, Architect and Archaeologist in India. Went to India in 1883 giving up his German citizeship, naturalized as British. In 1883-87 assistant engineer on railway & building construction in North-Western Provinces and Oudh, 1887-88 studied architecture…

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CURIEL, Raoul

CURIEL, Raoul. Cairo 23.6.1913 — Paris 23.2.2000. French (citizen 1947) Indologist, Iranian Scholar, Numismatist and Archaeologist. Son of Daniel C., a wealthy banker, of a Francophone Sephardic Jewish family. In 1933 came to Paris for law study, but also studied Indology (Lévi, Bloch and Foucher), Iranian (Benveniste) and sociology (Mauss).…

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VANDEN BERGHE, Louis

VANDEN BERGHE, Louis. Oostnieuwkerke, West Flanders 24.12.1923 — Ghent 17.9.1993. Belgian Archaeologist and Iranian Scholar. Born in a Flemish family, educated at Roeselare College. Studies of archaeology and art history, then also Oriental languages at Ghent, Brussels, Amsterdam and Leiden. Ph.D. 1950 Ghent. From 1951 Assistant and 1957 Professor of…

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SOROKIN, Sergej Sergeevič

SOROKIN, Sergej Sergeevič. Orël 10.(23.)6.1913 — 20.7.1984. Russian Central Asian Scholar (History and Archaeology). Son of an official. Graduated 1949 from Leningrad in history. Kand. ist. nauk 1959. In 1953-84 naučnyj sotrudnik at Hermitage in Leningrad. Publications: At least 30 items, e.g. kand.diss. Kul’tura drevnih skotovodov v predgor’jah Fergany. Manuscript…

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SCHMIDT, Erich Friedrich

SCHMIDT, Erich Friedrich. Baden-Baden 13.9.1897 — Santa Barbara Calif. 3.10.1964. German Archaeologist in the U.S.A. Son of Erhard Friedrich S. and Frida Loeffler. Lost early his father, had military education and served in WW I. Wounded in 1916 he spent four years in Russian camp of war prisoners. Back in Germany…

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PIGGOTT, Stuart

PIGGOTT, Stuart Ernest. Petersfield, Hampshire 28.5.1910 — 23.9.1996. British Archaeologist. Son of G. H. P. P., a teacher. After Churcher’s College worked from 1927 at Reading Museum, where he learned Neolithic pottery and soon evolved an archaeologist. Excavated several Wessex sites. Formal diplom only 1936 from London Institute of Archaeology (Wheeler). During the war…

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PIČIKJAN, Igor’ Rubenovič

PIČIKJAN, Igor’ Rubenovič. Tbilisi 3.7.1940 — Berlin 24.7.1997. Russian Archaeologist of Central Asia. Son of an army physician. After studies in Moscow worked in northern Black Sea area and Moscow museums. From 1977 naučnyj sotrudnik of Soviet Academy and Field Director of Archaeology in Tadjikistan. Excavations at Takht-i Sangin in…

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PEPPE, William Claxton

PEPPE, William Claxton. Birdpur, Gorakhpur dt. 1.2.1852 — Welshpool, Montgomeryshire 1937. British Engineer in India, interested in Archaeology. Son of —> William P. Educated in Aberdeen, then studied there engineering. He inherited the indigo estate of Birdwood in Piprahwa (in U.P. close to Nepalese border), where he conducted excavations and…

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PEPPE, Thomas Frazer

PEPPE, Thomas Frazer. Scotland 1826/33 (not 1839/44) — Ranchi, India 4.6.1907. British (Scottish) Civil Servant in India, interested in Archaeology and Photography. Son of George Peppe (as he died 1837, the birth years 1839 and 1844 are impossible) and Janet Thomson, brother of —> William Peppe. In 1865 served in…

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STILL, John

STILL, John. Lambeth 1880 — Port Arthur, South Africa 9.9.1941. British Tea Planter Author, and Archaeologist in Sri Lanka. Son of Canon John Still and Anna Nitrill, educated at Winchester College. In 1897 emigrated to Ceylon and became a tea planter near Dickoya. In 1.1.1902–31.12.1907 Assistant to the Archaeological Commissioner…

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