André Parrot

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Parrot, André


Born Feb. 15, 1901, in Desandans, Doubs. French archaeologist.

Parrot conducted excavations in the Middle East—in Tello and Larsa (Iraq; 1931–67) and in Mari (Syria; 1933–68). In 1959 he became secretary-general of the government commission for archaeological excavations, and from 1968 to 1972 he was director of the Louvre.


Mari, une ville perdue, 4th ed. Paris, 1948.
Archéologie mésopotamienne, vols. 1–2. Paris, 1946–53.
Ziggurats et Tour de Babel. Paris, 1949.
Sumer. [Paris] 1960.
Assur. Paris, 1961.
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