Item Griffith MSS 5.5 - Texts on base of obelisk from Meroe, Temple of Amun (TopBib vii.236)

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Griffith MSS 5.5


Texts on base of obelisk from Meroe, Temple of Amun (TopBib vii.236)


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Eighteen items in envelope containing Griffith MSS 5.4-5

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British Assyriologist. Born, Shirehampton 1845. Died, Bath 1933. Educated at Grosvenor College, Bath, then Queen's College, Oxford. Hibbert Lecturer, 1887. Gifford Lecturer, 1900-2. Professor of Assyriology, 1891-1919. Rhind Lecturer, 1906. Huxley Lecturer, 1906. D.Litt. LL.D. DD. Specialised in Carian and Hittite languages, as well as Assyrian and West Asian archaeology and philology. Also worked in Egypt copying inscriptions, etc.

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Photographs, hand-copies of inscription by "AHS" (Archibald Henry Sayce) made in 1911 from photographs in Liverpool, Institute of Archaeology, and transliterations.

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  • See Garstang, M. A., "Second interim report on the excavations at Meroë in Ethiopia. Part I: excavations", in Annals of Archaeology and Anthropology 4 (1912), p. 45-52, esp. 47.

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