Archaeologist. Born at 13 Southwold Road, Hackney. He was one of the first modern archaeologists, who excavated in a methodical way, keeping careful records, and using them to reconstruct ancient life and history. In 1905 he was appointed assistant to Arthur Evans, who had unearthed the Palace of Knossos in Crete. In 1922 he led an expedition to Ur, where he made many important discoveries, including the 'Copper Bull'.
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