Famous British Archaeologists

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 1 T. E. Lawrence

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Famous As: Archaeologist
Birthdate: August 16, 1888
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tremadog, Wales
Died: May 19, 1935
T. E. Lawrence was a British army officer who participated in the Arab Revolt, against the Ottoman regime, during World War I. Nicknamed Lawrence of Arabia, he inspired a movie of the same name. His treatise of his war experiences was published as Seven Pillars of Wisdom, his best-known work.

 2 Howard Carter

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Famous As: Archaeologist
Birthdate: May 9, 1874
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kensington, England, United Kingdom
Died: March 2, 1939

 3 Max Mallowan

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Famous As: Archaeologist
Birthdate: May 6, 1904
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wandsworth, London, England
Died: August 19, 1978

 4 Arthur Evans

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Famous As: Archaeologist
Birthdate: July 8, 1851
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nash Mills, England
Died: July 11, 1941

 5 Mary Leakey

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Famous As: Paleoanthropologist
Birthdate: February 6, 1913
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: December 9, 1996

 6 Sir Flinders Petrie

Sir Flinders Petrie
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Famous As: Egyptologist
Birthdate: June 3, 1853
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: July 28, 1942

 7 Margaret Murray

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Famous As: Anthropologist, Archaeologist, Egyptologist
Birthdate: July 13, 1863
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kolkata
Died: November 13, 1963
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 8 Sir Mortimer Wheeler

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Famous As: Archaeologist
Birthdate: September 10, 1890
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: July 22, 1976

 9 John Soane

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Famous As: Architect, Archaeologist
Birthdate: September 10, 1753
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Reading
Died: January 20, 1837

 10 R. G. Collingwood

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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: February 22, 1889
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cartmel Fell, England
Died: January 9, 1943

 11 E.F. Benson

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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: July 24, 1867
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wellington College, England
Died: February 29, 1940

 12 Sir Leonard Woolley

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Famous As: Archaeologist
Birthdate: April 17, 1880
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England
Died: February 20, 1960

 13 John Aubrey

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Famous As: Antiquary
Birthdate: March 12, 1626
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kington St Michael, Wiltshire, England
Died: June 7, 1697

 14 John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury

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Famous As: Anthropologist, Politician, Archaeologist, Prehistorian, Banker, Statistician, Naturalist, Zoologist, Entomologist
Birthdate: April 30, 1834
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London
Died: May 28, 1913

 15 Michael Ventris

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Famous As: Linguist, Architect, Historian, Archaeologist
Birthdate: July 12, 1922
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wheathampstead
Died: September 6, 1956

 16 John Hubert Marshall

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Famous As: Archaeologist
Birthdate: March 19, 1876
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chester, England
Died: August 17, 1958

 17 Sir Aurel Stein

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Famous As: Archaeologist
Birthdate: November 26, 1862
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: October 26, 1943

 18 David Rohl

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Famous As: Egyptologist, Archaeologist, Engineer, Historian, Audio engineer, Musician
Birthdate: September 12, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Manchester

 19 Austen Henry Layard

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Famous As: Archaeologist
Birthdate: March 5, 1817
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: July 5, 1894

 20 James Bruce

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Famous As: Explorer, Archaeologist, Film editor, Botanist
Birthdate: December 14, 1730
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Stirling
Died: April 27, 1794

 21 Sir Henry Rawlinson, 1st Baronet

Sir Henry Rawlinson, 1st Baronet
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Famous As: Army Officer
Birthdate: April 5, 1810
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chadlington, England
Died: March 5, 1895

 22 Dame Kathleen Kenyon

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Famous As: Archaeologist
Birthdate: January 5, 1906
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: August 24, 1978

 23 William Stukeley

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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: November 7, 1687
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Holbeach, England
Died: March 3, 1765

 24 Meave Leakey

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Famous As: Paleoanthropologist
Birthdate: July 28, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England

 25 Dorothy Garrod

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Famous As: Archaeologist
Birthdate: May 5, 1892
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: December 18, 1968

 26 Robert Bruce Foote

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Famous As: Geologist
Birthdate: September 22, 1834
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cheltenham,England
Died: December 29, 1912

 27 David George Hogarth

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Famous As: Archaeologist
Birthdate: May 23, 1862
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lincolnshire, England
Died: November 6, 1927

 28 J. Eric S. Thompson

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Famous As: Anthropologist
Birthdate: December 31, 1898
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: September 9, 1975

 29 Grahame Clark

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Famous As: Archaeologist
Birthdate: July 28, 1907
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bromley, England
Died: September 12, 1995

 30 John Evans

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Famous As: Archaeologist
Birthdate: November 17, 1823
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Burnham, England
Died: May 31, 1908

 31 Peter Reynolds

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Famous As: Archaeologist
Birthdate: November 6, 1939
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Shifnal, England
Died: September 26, 2001

 32 John Garstang

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Famous As: Archaeologist
Birthdate: May 5, 1876
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Blackburn, England
Died: September 12, 1956

 33 William Waddington

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Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: December 11, 1826
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint-Rémy-sur-Avre, France
Died: January 13, 1894

Son of an affluent British businessman, William Waddington was the heir of a cotton manufacturing business in France. After receiving an elite education, he devoted himself to archaeological research then stepped into politics. Apart from being the prime minister of France, he had also been an ambassador to the U.K.

 34 Gertrude Caton Thompson

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Famous As: Archaeologist
Birthdate: February 1, 1888
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: April 18, 1985

 35 Charles Thomas Newton

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Famous As: Archaeologist
Birthdate: September 16, 1816
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bredwardine, England
Died: November 28, 1894

 36 Humfry Payne

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Famous As: Archaeologist
Birthdate: February 19, 1902
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wendover, England
Died: May 9, 1936

 37 John Frere

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Famous As: Antiquary
Birthdate: August 10, 1740
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Roydon Hall, England
Died: July 12, 1807

 38 Peter Ucko

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Famous As: Archaeologist
Birthdate: July 27, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: June 14, 2007

 39 J. Desmond Clark

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Famous As: Archaeologist
Birthdate: April 10, 1916
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England
Died: February 14, 2002

 40 James Theodore Bent

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Famous As: Explorer
Birthdate: March 30, 1852
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Baildon, England
Died: May 5, 1897

 41 Charles Fellows

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Famous As: Archaeologist
Birthdate: August 31, 1799
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nottingham, England
Died: November 8, 1860

 42 Claudius Rich

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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: March 28, 1787
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dijon, France
Died: October 5, 1821

 43 William Pengelly

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Famous As: Geologist
Birthdate: January 12, 1812
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Looe, England
Died: March 16, 1894

 44 Geoffrey Wainwright

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Famous As: Archaeologist
Birthdate: September 19, 1937
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Angle, Wales
Died: March 6, 2017

 45 Geoffrey Bibby

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Famous As: Archaeologist
Birthdate: October 14, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Heversham, England
Died: February 6, 2001

 46 Seton Lloyd

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Famous As: Archaeologist
Birthdate: May 30, 1902
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Birmingham, England
Died: January 7, 1996

 47 Percy Gardner

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Famous As: Archaeologist
Birthdate: November 24, 1846
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: July 17, 1937

 48 David Randall-MacIver

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Famous As: Archaeologist
Birthdate: October 31, 1873
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
Died: April 30, 1945

 49 Anthony John Arkell

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Famous As: Archaeologist
Birthdate: July 29, 1898
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hinxhill, Kent, England
Died: February 26, 1980

 50 Ronald Burrows

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Famous As: Archaeologist
Birthdate: August 16, 1867
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rugby, England
Died: May 14, 1920