Jacobsen, Thorkild
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Danish archaeologist and Sumerologist. Born Copenhagen 7. 6. 1904, died Bradford, New Hampshire, 2. 5. 1993. Studied Semitic studies and Assyriology with Otto Emil Ravn and Svend Aage Pallis at Copenhagen, then in Chicago; 1927 MA; 1929 PhD from Univ. of Chicago. 1929–1937 took part in the Iraq expedition of the Oriental Institute at the Univ. of Chicago as philologist (at the invitation of Edward Chiera), conducting excavations at Khorsabad, Tel…

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Foster, Benjamin Read, “Jacobsen, Thorkild”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 23 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00352>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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