André Parrot

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André Parrot, Jean Carbonnier, Hans Van Werveke and Gerard Knuvelder (Utrecht, 1961)

André Parrot (born February 15, 1901 in Désandans , Doubs department , France , † August 24, 1980 in Paris ) was a French archaeologist from the Near East .

André Parrot first studied Protestant theology at the Sorbonne . He then studied classical studies at the École du Louvre in Paris and the École biblique et archéologique française de Jérusalem . From 1931 to 1933 he was the head of the excavations in the old Mesopotamian cities of Lagasch , Girsu and Larsa . In 1933 he became head of excavations in the Syrian- Mesopotamian Mari . He would hold this position for about the next 40 years. In 1937 Parrot became professor at the École du Louvre , in 1946 chief curator of the museums of France and finally director of the Louvre from 1968 to 1972 . Since 1962 he was a corresponding member of the British Academy .


  • Mari , Reich , Munich 1953 (Terra magica illustrated book)
  • The Temple of Jerusalem , Evangelischer Verlag, Zollikon-Zurich 1956 (Bible and Archeology, Vol. 2)
  • Samaria, the capital of the Kingdom of Israel , Evangelischer Verlag, Zollikon-Zurich 1957 (Bible and Archeology, Vol. 3)
  • Sumer. Mesopotamian art from its beginnings to the 12th century BC , CH Beck, Munich 1960 (Universum der Kunst)
    • 4th, renewed edition as: Sumer and Akkad , CH Beck, Munich 1983 (Universum der Kunst, Vol. 1) ISBN 3-406-08999-2
  • Assyria. Mesopotamian art from the 13th century BC to the death of Alexander the Great , CH Beck, Munich 1961 (Universum der Kunst); 2nd revised edition 1972 ISBN 3-406-03002-5

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  1. ^ Deceased Fellows. British Academy, accessed July 15, 2020 .