Sir Henry Creswicke Rawlinson

Sir Henry Creswicke Rawlinson

Chadlington, West Oxfordshire District, Oxfordshire, England
Death 5 Mar 1895 (aged 84)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial Brookwood, Woking Borough, Surrey, England
Plot 32
Memorial ID 58469234 · View Source
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British Diplomat, Orientalist. Sometimes referred to as the "Father of Assyriology." Rawlinson initially came into contact with Persian inscriptions while posted with the military and the East India Company in the Middle East. While serving both as a soldier and political agent, Rawlinson was able to gather numerous antiquities, which he donated to the British Museum. At the same time he researched the Behistun inscription, deciphering and translating the ancient cuneiform. He received a knighthood, as well as numerous academic awards, for this groundbreaking work, which opened the way to translating many texts from biblical times and thus expanding our knowledge of human history in this providentially significant part of the world.

Bio by: Jim Cobbs

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