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Bell, Gertrude (Margaret Lowthian)locked

(b Washington, Co. Durham, July 14, 1868; d Baghdad, 11/July 12, 1926).
  • Stephen Hill

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English archaeologist and architectural historian. The first woman to achieve a first-class honours in modern history at Oxford University, she travelled widely in Europe, Japan and especially the Middle East in the 1890s, achieving fluency in a number of European languages as well as in Persian, Turkish and Arabic. She developed an interest in archaeology and architecture that was reflected in an authoritative set of articles on the Early Byzantine churches of Syria and southern Turkey, based on her travels in ...

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