Sir Leonard Woolley

Died aged c. 80

Sir Charles Leonard Woolley (17 April 1880 – 20 February 1960) was a British archaeologist best known for his excavations at Ur in Mesopotamia. He is recognized as one of the first "modern" archaeologists who excavated in a methodical way, keeping careful records, and using them to reconstruct ancient life and history. Woolley was knighted in 1935 for his contributions to the discipline of archaeology. He married the British archaeologist Katharine Woolley.

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Sir Leonard Woolley Archaeologist and excavator of Ur Born in a house on this site 1880.

Railway bridge parapet, 13 Southwold Road, Clapton, Hackney, London, United Kingdom where they was born (1880)