Lyon, David Gordon
Benton, Alabama, USA
Professor at Harvard University; Hollis Professor of Divinity 1882-1910; Hancock Professor of Hebrew and Other Oriental Languages 1910-20
Lyon created the Semitic Museum at Harvard University in 1889 as the "Semitic Collection" to enhance the teaching of semitic languages at Harvard.
Keilschrifttext Sargons, 1882 (doctoral thesis)
Dawson and Uphill, "Who Was Who in Egyptology," accessed January 28th 2015
Notable Family Members
Dr. Isaac Lyon, father
Assyriologist, Professor of Hebrew and other Oriental languages, excavated Samaria. Photographed the 'Beduin' on the Nile. Founded Harvard Semitic Museum.
“Lyon, David Gordon,” The Emma B. Andrews Diary Project, accessed April 25, 2019, http://www.emmabandrews.org/project/items/show/15.
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