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Oppenheim, Max, Freiherr von, 1860-1946

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Personal name headingOppenheim, Max, Freiherr von, 1860-1946
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Variant(s)Oppenheim, Max von, 1860-1946
Associated countryGermany Egypt Syria Saudi Arabia
Birth date18600715
Death date19461117
Place of birthCologne (Germany)
Place of deathLandshut (Germany)
Field of activityHalaf culture Middle East--Antiquities Bedouins
Profession or occupationArchaeologists
Found innuc85-63883: His Die Beduinen, 1983 (hdg. on AzU rept.: Oppenheim, Max, Freiherr von, 1860-1946; usage: Max Freiherr von Oppenheim)
LC database February 15, 2006 (hdg.: Oppenheim, Max Adrian Simon, Freiherr von, 1860- )
Wikipedia, Apr. 18, 2014 (Max von Oppenheim; Max (Freiherr) von Oppenheim; b. Cologne, July 15, 1860; d. Landshut, Nov. 17, 1946; German ancient historian and archaeologist; abandoned career in diplomacy to finance his own excavations at Tell Halaf [northeastern Syria], 1911-1913 and 1929; Cairo was his base 1892-1909; fascinated by Bedouins of the Shammar tribe, central Arabia; attempted to advance German political interests in the Middle East at the expense of British interests; his personal collection incl. Neo-Hittite reliefs was destroyed by bombing during WWII)
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