Leonard William King

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Leonard William King, F.S.A. (8 December 1869 – 20 August 1919) was an English archaeologist and Assyriologist educated at Rugby School and King's College, Cambridge.[1] He collected stone inscriptions widely in the Near East, taught Assyrian and Babylonian archaeology at King's College for a number of years, and published a large number of works on these subjects. He is also known for his translations of ancient works such as the Code of Hammurabi. He became Assistant Keeper of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities at the British Museum.



  1. ^ "King, Leonard William (KN889LW)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  2. ^ "Review of Letters and Inscriptions of Hammurabi, King of Babylon by L. W. King". The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art. 92 (2392): 275–276. 31 August 1901.


External links[edit]