Charles Simon Clermont-Ganneau

Charles Simon Clermont-Ganneau

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Charles Simon Clermont-Ganneau was a noted French Orientalist. Clermont-Ganneau was born in Paris, son of a sculptor of some repute. After an education at the Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales, he entered the diplomatic service as dragoman to the consulate at Jerusalem, and afterwards at Constantinople. He laid the foundation of his reputation by his discovery of the stele of Mesha, which bears the oldest Semitic inscription known. In 1874 he was employed by the British government to take charge of an archaeological expedition to Palestine. Among his discoveries there was the rock-cut tomb of the Biblical Shebna. He was the first to make archeological soundings at Emmaus-Nicopolisshow more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 181g
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  • United States
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  • 613492122X
  • 9786134921220