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Chaldean Account of Genesis by Smith, George

George Smith

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ISBN 10: 0913510661 / ISBN 13: 9780913510667
Published by Wizards Bookshelf, 1994
New Condition: New Hardcover
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Title: Chaldean Account of Genesis by Smith, George

Publisher: Wizards Bookshelf

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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This Is A New Release Of The Original 1876 Edition.

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George Smith (1840 – 1876), was a pioneering English Assyriologist who first discovered and the Epic of Gilgamish. From his youth, he was fascinated with Assyrian culture and history. His natural talent for cuneiform studies was first noticed by Samuel Birch, Egyptologist and Direct of the Department of Antiquities, who brought the young man to the attention of the renowned Assyriologist Sir Henry Rawlinson. As early as 1861, he was working evenings sorting and cleaning the mass of friable fragments of clay cylinders and tablets in the Museum's storage rooms. In 1872, Smith achieved worldwide fame by his translation of the Chaldaean account of the Great Flood, which he read before the Society of Biblical Archaeology on December 3 and whose audience included the Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone.

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