Archeologist Discovered the First Weight Measure

British archeologist Flinders Petrie discovered the beqa, a cylindrical weight measure of 7 ounces (198 grams) at Naqada, Egypt dated to the Amratian period of 3800 BCE. Continue reading

Austen Henry Layard

Sir Austen Henry Layard GCB PC (/lɛərd/; 5 March 1817 – 5 July 1894) was an English traveller, archaeologist, cuneiformist, art historian, draughtsman, collector, politician and diplomat. He is best known as the excavator of Nimrud and of Nineveh, where he uncovered a large proportion of the Assyrian palace reliefs known, and in 1851 the library of Ashurbanipal.

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Name(s):
      Austen Henry Layard
Birth:
      March 5, 1817, Paris, France
Death:
      July 5, 1894, London, United Kingdom
Place of burial:
      England, United Kingdom


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  • Austen Henry Layard – Wikipedia
    Sir Austen Henry Layard GCB PC was an English traveller, archaeologist, cuneiformist, art historian, draughtsman, collector, politician and diplomat. He is best …
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    Sir Austen Henry Layard, (born March 5, 1817, Paris—died July 5, 1894, London), English archaeologist whose excavations greatly increased knowledge of the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia. … In 1842 the British ambassador at Istanbul, Sir Stratford Canning, employed him for …
  • Austen Henry Layard – New World Encyclopedia
    Jun 29, 2019 – Austen Henry Layard (March 5, 1817 – July 5, 1894) was a British amateur archaeologist, cuneiformist, art historian, collector, author, and diplomat. He is best known as the excavator of Nimrud, the ancient Assyrian city located on the River Tigris, south of Mosul in what is now Iraq.
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  • Austen Henry Layard and the early exploration of Nimrud …
    May 7, 2015 – The first excavation at Nimrud was undertaken in 1845 by a French-born Englishman named Austen Henry Layard.[1] Layard, whose uncle had …
  • Austen Henry Layard – Wikiquote
    Sir Austen Henry Layard (5 March 1817 – 5 July 1894) was a British traveler, archaeologist, cuneiformist, art historian, draughtsman, collector, author and …
  • The men who uncovered Assyria – BBC News
    Mar 22, 2015 – But in 1845, when Rassam was 19 years old, he met someone who changed the trajectory of his life – Austen Henry Layard. Layard was an …
  • Layard at Nimrud – World Archaeology
    On an overland ride from England to Ceylon in 1839, Austen Henry Layard became fascinated…

Archeology Book Published, Nineveh and Its Remains

English archeologist Sir Austen Henry Layard published a book, Nineveh and Its Remains Continue reading

Archeological Discoveries in Mesopotamia

Archeologists Paul-Emile Botta and Austen Henry Layard led two excavations in Mesopotamia, Iraq to find the ancient city of Nineveh. Continue reading

Hans Lippershey

Hans Lippershey (1570 – buried 29 September 1619), also known as Johann Lippershey or Lipperhey, was a German-Dutch spectacle-maker. He is commonly associated with the invention of the telescope, because he was the first one who tried to obtain a patent for it. It is, however, unclear if he was the first one to build a telescope.

Lippershey was born in Wesel, now in western Germany, in 1570. He settled in Middelburg, the capital of the province of Zeeland, now in the Netherlands, in 1594, married the same year and became a citizen of Zeeland in 1602. During that time he became a master lens grinder and spectacle maker and established a shop. He remained in Middelburg until his death, in September 1619.

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Name(s):
      Hans Lippershey
Birth:
      1570, Wesel, Germany
Death:
      September 1619, Middelburg, Netherlands
Known for:
      Inventor of the telescope (earliest known patent application)


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  • Hans Lippershey – Wikipedia
    Hans Lippershey (1570 – buried 29 September 1619), also known as Johann Lippershey or Lipperhey, was a German-Dutch spectacle-maker. He is commonly associated with the invention of the telescope, because he was the first one who tried to obtain a patent for it.
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    Hans Lippershey, Lippershey also spelled Lipperhey, also called Jan Lippersheim or Hans Lippersheim, (born c. 1570, Wesel, Ger.—died c. 1619, Middelburg, Neth.), spectacle maker from the United Netherlands, traditionally credited with inventing the telescope (1608).
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    Jul 3, 2019 – Hans Lippershey (also known as Lipperhey), thought to be the inventor of the telescope. … Hans Lippershey was born in 1570 in Wesel, Germany, but little else is known about his early life. … While others, such as Jacob Metius and Zacharias Janssen, later also claimed to invent the …
  • Hans Lippershey – Molecular Expressions – Florida State University
    Hans Lippershey was a Dutch eyeglass maker who many historians believe was the inventor of the first telescope and is also sometimes credited with the invention of the compound microscope. Lippershey was born in Wesel, Germany and settled in the Netherlands, opening a spectacles shop in Middleburg.
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    Dec 21, 2017 – Several men laid claim to inventing the telescope, but the credit usually goes to Hans Lippershey, a Dutch lensmaker, in 1608. Galileo Galilei …
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  • Hans Lippershey – biography – Google Sites
    Hans Lippershey was born in Wesel (western Germany) around the year 1570. Little is known about his early life, but he eventually moved to Middelburg, the …
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    Hans Lippershey (1570 – buried 29 September 1619), also known as Johann Lippershey or Lipperhey, was a German-Dutch spectacle-maker. He is commonly …

Dutch Develop Compound Microscope

Various Dutch inventors developed the compound microscope with an objective and eyepiece between 1590 to 1608. Continue reading

Invention of the First Telescope

Hans Lippershey, a German-Dutch spectacle maker invented the first telescope Continue reading

Alfred Nobel

Alfred Bernhard Nobel (/noʊˈbɛl/; Swedish: [ˈalfrɛd nʊˈbɛlː] (About this soundlisten); 21 October 1833 – 10 December 1896) was a Swedish chemist, engineer, inventor, businessman, and philanthropist.

Known for inventing dynamite, Nobel also owned Bofors, which he had redirected from its previous role as primarily an iron and steel producer to a major manufacturer of cannon and other armaments. Nobel held 355 different patents, dynamite being the most famous. After reading a premature obituary which condemned him for profiting from the sales of arms, he bequeathed his fortune to institute the Nobel Prizes. The synthetic element nobelium was named after him. His name also survives in modern-day companies such as Dynamit Nobel and AkzoNobel, which are descendants of mergers with companies Nobel himself established.

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Name(s):
      Alfred Nobel
Birth:
      October 21, 1833, Stockholm, Sweden
Death:
      December 10, 1896, Sanremo, Italy
Known for:
      Benefactor of the Nobel Prize, inventor of dynamite


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The Invention of Nitroglycerin

Italian chemist Ascanio Sobrero developed nitroglycerin, Continue reading

Francis William Aston

Francis William Aston FRS (1 September 1877 – 20 November 1945) was an English chemist and physicist who won the 1922 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery, by means of his mass spectrograph, of isotopes, in a large number of non-radioactive elements, and for his enunciation of the whole number rule. He was a fellow of the Royal Society and Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.

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Name(s):
      Francis William Aston
Birth:
      September 1, 1877, Harborne, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Death:
      November 20, 1945, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Books:
      Mass Spectra and Isotopes, Isotopes
Siblings:
      Helen Aston, Mary Aston
Education:
      Mason Science College, University of Cambridge, Malvern College, Trinity College
Awards:
      Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Royal Medal, Hughes Medal


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