This is a partial list of Assyriologists. An Assyriologist is a person who specializes in the archaeological, historical, cultural and linguistic study of Assyria and the rest of ancient Mesopotamia (Iraq).

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Taha Baqir translated the Epic of Gilgamesh from Akkadian into Arabic
Taha Baqir translated the Epic of Gilgamesh from Akkadian into Arabic

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Irving Finkel curates some ~130,000 cuneiform clay tablets housed in the British Museum
Irving Finkel curates some ~130,000 cuneiform clay tablets housed in the British Museum

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Edward Hincks, one of the decipherers of the cuneiform writing system
Edward Hincks, one of the decipherers of the cuneiform writing system
Thomas Hyde, who attempted to correct from Oriental sources the errors of the Greek and Roman historians
Thomas Hyde, who attempted to correct from Oriental sources the errors of the Greek and Roman historians

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Austen Henry Layard, who uncovered the Lion Hunt of Ashurbanipal at Nineveh in 1851
Austen Henry Layard, who uncovered the Lion Hunt of Ashurbanipal at Nineveh in 1851
William Loftus, who discovered the Sumerian city of Uruk in 1849
William Loftus, who discovered the Sumerian city of Uruk in 1849

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Julius Oppert wrote an Assyrian grammar in 1868
Julius Oppert wrote an Assyrian grammar in 1868

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Sir Henry Rawlinson, 1st Baronet, called the "Father of Assyriology"
Sir Henry Rawlinson, 1st Baronet, called the "Father of Assyriology"

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George Smith, the man who transliterated and read the "Babylonian Flood Story" of Tablet XI
George Smith, the man who transliterated and read the "Babylonian Flood Story" of Tablet XI

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Henry Fox Talbot, a polymath, had a 20-year involvement in the field of Assyriology, and helped decipher the cuneiform inscriptions of Nineveh
Henry Fox Talbot, a polymath, had a 20-year involvement in the field of Assyriology, and helped decipher the cuneiform inscriptions of Nineveh

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See also

References

  1. ^ Kramer 1963, p. 21.
  2. ^ Kramer 1963, p. 24.
  3. ^ Kramer 1963, pp. 22–24, 58, 167.
  4. ^ Budge 1925, pp. 8, 53, 57, 74, 77, 90, 93, 295.
  5. ^ Kramer 1963, pp. 14–20, 23.
  6. ^ Budge 1925, pp. 19, 39.
  7. ^ Kramer 1963, p. 10.
  8. ^ Budge 1925, pp. 27, 29, 44, 65, 67–69, 72, 89, 107, 151, 266.
  9. ^ Budge 1925, pp. 86, 87, 145, 197, 202.
  10. ^ Budge 1925, pp. 58, 59, 88, 109, 205, 206, 211, 220, 269.
  11. ^ Budge 1925, pp. 72, 79, 80, 85, 114, 130, 198, 207.
  12. ^ Budge 1925, pp. 31, 44, 52, 73, 89, 261, 265, 476.
  13. ^ Budge 1925, pp. 135, 197.
  14. ^ Budge 1925, pp. 192, 215.
  15. ^ Budge 1925, pp. 89, 106, 119, 152, 155, 162, 223, 224, 262, 267.

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