LOFTUS, William Kenneth
(1897–1908)
   British geologist, explorer, and archaeologist. In the 1850s he served as a geologist for the Turco-Persian Boundary Commission, which provided the opportunity to visit mounds in southern Mesopotamia and Persia. He began excavations at Susa (with Hormuzd Rassam), Larsa, and Uruk (1853–1855), where he discovered clay-cone walls and some tablets. He also dug at some of the northern sites, such as Nineveh and Nimrud (Kalhu). His health suffered when he went to India for a geological survey and he died, aged 38, while at sea.

Historical Dictionary of Mesopotamia. . 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • NINEVEH — (ancient NINUA)    City in Assyria, on the left bank of the river Tigris, now situated on the outskirts of the modern city of Mosul. The ancient site comprises the ruin fields of Kuyunjik and Nebi Yunus. It was first discovered in the mid 19th… …   Historical Dictionary of Mesopotamia

  • List of English Victoria Cross recipients — The following is a partial list of English recipients of the Victoria Cross.A*Arthur Louis Aaron 1943; Turin, Italy *Alfred Ablett 1855; Sebastopol, Crimea *Harold Ackroyd 1917; Ypres, Belgium *Abraham Acton 1914; Rouges Bancs, France *Henry… …   Wikipedia

  • Order of battle at Jutland — The British Grand Fleet at the Battle of Jutland This is the complete order of battle for the Battle of Jutland in 1916. Note: dates given are those of commissioning. Contents 1 …   Wikipedia

  • Elfenbeinprisma von Ninive — Das Elfenbeinprisma von Ninive beinhaltete auf vier Seiten astronomische Angaben bezüglich der Aufteilung des Tages und der Nacht in saisonale Stunden. Vom Prisma ist nur ein Fragment erhalten, das sich mit der Inventarbezeichnung BM 122340 im… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ninive — Localisation Pays  Irak …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Nippour — Nippur La ville de Nippur (en sumérien NIBRU, en akkadien Nibbur) est l une des villes mésopotamiennes connues les plus anciennes, le lieu de culte principal du grand dieu sumérien Enlil, seigneur du cosmos. Dans l écriture cunéiforme sumérienne …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Nippur — Tell Nuffar Localisation Pays  Irak …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ourouk — Uruk 31° 19′ 28″ N 45° 38′ 11″ E / 31.324387, 45.63652 Uruk (ou Ourouk …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Uruk — Localisation Pays  Irak …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Cambridge University (UK Parliament constituency) — UK former constituency infobox Name = Cambridge University Type = University Year = 1603 Abolition = 1950 members = twoCambridge University was a university constituency electing two members to the British House of Commons, from 1603 to… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”