Bezold, Karl

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Bezold, Karl


Born May 18, 1859, in Donauwörth; died Nov. 21, 1922 in Heidelberg. German Semitist and As-syriologist.

Bezold worked for several years in the British Museum (London) analyzing the collection of cuneiform tablets from the library of Ashurbanipal and the Tell el-Amarna archive. In 1884 with F. Hommel he founded the journal Zeitschrift fur Keilschriftforschung und verwandte Gebiete (later the Zeitschrift fur Assyriologie und verwandte Gebiete). He was a professor at the University of Heidelberg from 1894. Bezold opposed Pan-Babylonism.


Catalogue of the Cuneiform Tablets in the Kouyunjik Collection of the British Museum, vols. 1–6. London, 1889–1914.
In Russian translation:
Assiriia i Vavyloniia. St. Petersburg, 1904.
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