TADDEI, Maurizio

TADDEI, Maurizio. Rome 3.3.1936 — Rome 5.2.2000. Italian Art Historian and Archaeologist of South Asia. Professor in Naples. Studies at La Sapienza in Rome, graduated 1961 (under Bussagli). In 1964-74 worked in Museo Nazionale d’Arte Orientale (Rome). From 1967 Professor incaricato of Indian Art and Archaeology at I.U.O.N. in Naples,…

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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., and his wife Zephira, 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…

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CONOLLY, Edward

CONOLLY, Edward Barry. London? 1808 — Kohat, Afghanistan ?.10.1840. British Colonial Officer in India. Son of Valentine C. (1763–1809), formerly surgeon in India, and Matilda Dunkin (1781–1819). From 1824 served in Bengal Cavalry. Lieutenant, then Captain. Died (shot) when in command of the escort of British envoy in Kabul. His…

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SCHLUMBERGER, Daniel.

SCHLUMBERGER, Daniel Théodore. Mulhouse, Alsace (then Mühlhausen in German Elsaß) 19.12.1904 — Princeton, NJ 20/21.10.1972. French (Alsatian) Archaeologist of Afghanistan. Son of a protestant factory owner, Paul Schl., abd Elisabeth Schoen, nephew of the Oriental scholar Paul Perdrizet (1870–1938). After school in Mulhouse studied from 1922 history and geography at…

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WILKEN, Friedrich

WILKEN, Friedrich. Ratzeburg, Holstein 23.5.1777 — Berlin 24.12.1840. German Historian and Oriental Scholar. Professor in Heidelberg and Berlin. Of modest origin, son of Christian Erich and Sophie Wilken. Studies of theology and history at Göttingen, also Oriental languages under J. G. Eichhorn. Ph.D. 1803. From 1805 ao. Professor of History…

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TYCHSEN, Thomas Christian

TYCHSEN, Thomas Christian. Horsbüll, Schleswig (now Hordbøl near Tønder in Slesvig) 8.5.1758 — Göttingen 23.10.1834. German Greek and Oriental Scholar and a Numismatician. Professor in Göttingen. Son of a minister, taught by father and at Husum Gymnasium. From 1777 studies of theology, classics and Oriental languages at Kiel, from 1779…

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LEWIS, James (pseudonym Charles Masson)

LEWIS, James (pseudonym Charles Masson). Aldermanbury (Middlesex) 16.2.1800 — Edmonton, Middlesex 5.11.1853. British pioneer of Archæology in Afghanistan. Son of oil dealerGeorge Lewis and Mary Hopcraft, apparently had a good education. Served in E. I. Company’s army, from 1821 in Bengal Artillery, soon after participation in the siege of Bharatpur…

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LE BERRE, Marc

LE BERRE, Marc. 1904 — 1978. French Archaeologist. From 1930 worked in Syria. He had already collaborated with Schlumberger at Syrian excavations in 1936 and 1938 and in 1946–69 he was the architect of D.A.F.A. in Afghanistan and remained in Kabul until 1970. He left an important collection of photographs,…

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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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