HACKIN, Joseph Gaspard

HACKIN, Joseph Gaspard. Boevange-sur-Attert (Luxemburg) 8.11.1885 (or 1886?) — on sea 24.2.1941. French (born Luxemburgian) Officer and Archaeologist of Afghanistan, also interested in Tibet. Son of a coachman, the family moved to Normandy when he was one year old. French citizen 1912. Studies in Paris (including Sanskrit and Tibetan), diplomes from…

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GODARD, André

GODARD, André. Chaumont (Haute-Marne) 21.1.1881 — Paris 31.7./2.8.1965. French Architect and Archaeologist of the Near East, Afghanistan and Iran. Studies of architecture and archaeology at École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. After graduating as an architect he went to the East in 1910. Directed two years building works in Baghdad, also…

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GHIRSHMAN, Roman

GHIRSHMAN, Roman (Roman Mihajlovič Giršman). Harkiv 3.10.1895 — Budapest 5.9.1979. Russian (Ukrainian?) Archaeologist of Iran in France. “Le duc de Suse”. Born in a wealthy Jewish family in Ukraina he became in 1914 an officer in Russian army and fought in WW 1 and in the White Army in Crimea.…

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DUPREE, Louis

DUPREE, Louis Benjamin. Greenville, NC 23.8.1925 — Durham, NC 21.3.1989. U.S. Archaeologist and Anthropologist, Specialist of Afghanistan. Son of Chauncey Leary D. and Luna Emily Tripp. In wartime served in U.S. Merchant Marine and in Philippines, then studied Asian archaeology and ethnology at Harvard (B.A. 1949, M.A. 1953 and Ph.D.…

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