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(1802-70). French consular agent in Iraq from 1840 to 1843 who conducted excavations on the Mesopotamian sites of Kuyunjik (Nineveh) and Khorsa-bad. These were the earliest excavations in Mesopotamia and were conducted without any kind of scientific method, with the sole object of unearthing, and where possible removing, antiquities; many of the Khorsabad sculptures are now in the Louvre in Paris.

The Macmillan dictionary of archaeology, Ruth D. Whitehouse, 1983Copied