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Archibald Sayce

British Assyriologist and linguist

Died when: 87 years 132 days (1048 months)
Star Sign: Libra


Archibald Sayce

The Rev.Archibald Henry Sayce (25 September 1845 – 4 February 1933) was a pioneer British Assyriologist and linguist, who held a chair as Professor of Assyriology at the University of Oxford from 1891 to 1919.

He was able to write in at least twenty ancient and modern languages, and was known for his emphasis on the importance of archaeological and monumental evidence in linguistic research.

He was a contributor to articles in the 9th, 10th and 11th editions of the Encyclopædia Britannica.

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