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Texier, Charles (-Félix-Marie)locked

(b Versailles, Aug 29, 1802; d Paris, July 1, 1871).
  • Lawrence E. Butler

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French archaeologist. A student of mathematics, chemistry and Greek, he finished his education at the Ecole des Beaux Arts. He became Inspector of Public Works in Paris in 1827 and spent much of his life surveying the antiquities of France and of other Mediterranean countries. His greatest achievement was a series of journeys underwritten by the Ministry of Public Instruction to explore Asia Minor, Armenia, Mesopotamia and Iran. His first campaign (...

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