May 16, 2016

Henry Rawlinson

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Sir. Henry Rawlinson, 1st Baronet
Information on Sir. Henry Rawlinson (1810 – 1895) can be found in the history of archaeology and in a good Bible Dictionary or Encyclopedia LINK under the sites that he excavated. Questions that you should answer in your paper include:


  1. Where did he take his training?
  2. What was his specialty?
  3. Where did he excavate?
  4. Who were the famous people he excavate with?
  5. What discoveries did he make or was involved in?
  6. What is Rawlinson's relationship to the Behistun Inscription?
  7. What was influence on cuneiform writing (especially the tablets from Nimrud and Nineveh)?
  8. What was the Biblical impact of his research?
Helpful Resources:
  • Adkins, Lesley. Empires of the Plain: Henry Rawlinson and the Lost Languages of Babylon. New York, N.Y.: Harper Perennial, 2012. Look Inside
  • Chisholm, Hugh, ed. “Sir Henry Creswicke Rawlinson.” In Encyclopædia Britannica. 11th ed. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 1911. LINK.
  • Couture, Philip G.  “'BA' Portrait: Sir Henry Creswicke Rawlinson: Pioneer Cuneiformist. The Biblical Archaeologist 47, No. 3, (Sep., 1984): 143-45. JSTOR
  • Fagan, Brian. “Henry Rawlinson.” Pages 55-57 in Archaeologists: Explorers of the Human Past. Oxford Profiles. Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 2003. Look Inside
  • Fisher, Milton C. “Who’s Who In Archaeology? Sir Henry Creswicke Rawlinson.” Bible and Spade 1, no. 4 (Autumn 1988): 6-8. LINK
  • Goldsmid, Frederic J. “Obituary: Major-General Sir Henry Creswicke Rawlinson, Bart., G. C. B., etc.” The Geographical Journal 5, No. 5 (May, 1895): 490-497. JSTOR
  • Meyer, Karl Ernest; Brysac, Shareen Blair. Tournament of Shadows: The Great Game And the Race for Empire in Central Asia. New York: Counterpoint, 1999. Look Inside
  • Rawlinson, George. A Memoir of Major-General Sir Henry Creswicke Rawlinson. London, U.K.: Longmans, Green & Co. 1898. LINK to several format including PDF.
The following are not found online but would be helpful if you can find them in your local library:


  • Fagan, Brian M. A Brief History of Archaeology: Classical Times to the Twenty-First Century. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2004. ISBN: 978-0131776982.
  • Fagan, Brian M. Return to Babylon: Travelers, Archaeologists and Monuments in Mesopotamia. Boston, Mass.: Little, Brown & Co., 1979.
  • Fagan, Brian M. The Adventure of Archaeology. Washington, DC: National Geographic Society, 1985. ISBN: 978-0870448140.

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