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Prof. S. H. Langdon, F.B.A

    Naturevolume 140pages1415 (1937) | Download Citation



    THE study of Assyriology must nowadays be held to embrace, in principle, the whole of the archaeology, history, culture and languages of ancient western Asia. In this immense field the labourers are still few, and no country can at present boast more than a handful of them. The loss, of any one is therefore serious, since replacement, much less reinforcement, is problematical. That loss is the more sensible when so active a worker as Prof. S. H. Langdon, professor of Assyriology in the University of Oxford, is withdrawn by death, on May 19, at the early age of sixty-one years.

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