King, Leonard William

Name

King, Leonard William

Dates

8 December 1869 - 20 August 1919

Birthplace

London

Specialization

Assyriology

Major works

Babylonian Magic and Sorcery, London 1896 CT 1, 3, 5, 7, 9-10, 13, 15, 21, 24-26, 29, 32-34 (1896-1914) The Letters and Inscriptions of Hammurabi, London 1898 Babylonian Religion and Mithology, London 1899 Assyrian Language, London 1901 Annals of the Kings of Assyria, London 1902 (with E.A.W. Budge) The Seven Tablets of Creation, London 1902 Records of the Reign of Tukulti-Ninib I, London 1904 The Sculptures and Inscription of Darius the Great on the Rock of Behistun in Persia, London 1907 (with R.C. Thompson) Chronicles Concerning Early Babylonian Kings, London 1907 Babylonian Boundary-Stones and Memorial Tablets in the British Museum, London 1912 Catalogue of Cuneiform Tablets in the Kouyunjik Collection of the British Museum, Supplement, London 1914 Bronze Reliefs from the Gates of Shalmaneser, London 1915 Hittite Texts in the British Museum, London 1920

Remarks

Second Class Assistant, Department of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities, British Museum, 1892- First Class Assistant, 1905- Assistant Keeper, 1913- Lecturer in Assyrian, University of London, 1910-1915 Professor of Assyrian and Babylonian Archaeology, University of London, 1915- Excavated at Nineveh for the British Museum, 1903-1904
Biographies: E.A.W. Budge, The Rise and Progress of Assyriology (1925) 174-178; R.C. Thompson, A Century of Exploration at Nineveh (1929) 58-66; Oxford Dictionary of National Biography entry

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