Loftus, William Kennett

Loftus, William Kennett an English archaeologist, was born at Rye in 1820. He was a zealous traveler and discoverer, and explored the sites of several ancient cities on the Euphrates and Tigris. In 1857 he published a work entitled Travels and Researches in Chaldea and Susiana; also an account of Some Excavations at Warka, the Erech of Nimrod, and Shushan, the Palace of Esther, in 1849-52. He died in 1858. To the Biblical student Loftus's work is of special importance. See Thomas's Dict. Biog. and Mythol. s.v.

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