Woolley, Leonard
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British archaeologist. born Charles Leonard W., London, 17. 4. 1880, died there 20. 2. 1960. Studied classics and theology at New College, Oxford 1899–1904. 1905–1907 Assistant Keeper at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. 1908–1912 excavations in Nubia; 1912–1920 head of excavations at Karkemish (eastern Turkey), 1921–1922 at Tell el-Amarna (Egypt), 1922–1934 at Ur (Iraq) and Alalaḫ (Turkey) 1936–1949. Knighted 1935.

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Sir Leonard W. was an outstanding British archaeologist who carried out wide…

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Curtis, John, “Woolley, Leonard”, 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 19 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00763>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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