Lyon, David Gordon

Identifier

http://viaf.org/viaf/27454515

Biographical Text

Lyon created the Semitic Museum at Harvard University in 1889 as the "Semitic Collection" to enhance the teaching of semitic languages at Harvard.

Birth Date

1852-5-24

Birthplace

Benton, Alabama, USA

Death Date

1935-12-4

Occupation

Professor at Harvard University; Hollis Professor of Divinity 1882-1910; Hancock Professor of Hebrew and Other Oriental Languages 1910-20

Bibliography

Keilschrifttext Sargons, 1882 (doctoral thesis)
Dawson and Uphill, "Who Was Who in Egyptology," accessed January 28th 2015

Notable Family Members

Dr. Isaac Lyon, father

TEI tag

Lyon_David_Gordon

Abbreviated Biography

Assyriologist, Professor of Hebrew and other Oriental languages, excavated Samaria. Photographed the 'Beduin' on the Nile. Founded Harvard Semitic Museum.

Files

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Collection

Citation

“Lyon, David Gordon,” The Emma B. Andrews Diary Project, accessed July 23, 2019, http://www.emmabandrews.org/project/items/show/15.

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