Charles Fellows

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Charles Fellows

Sir Charles Fellows (born August 1799 in Nottingham , † November 8, 1860 in London ) was a British explorer and archaeologist .


In 1838 Fellows traveled to Asia Minor and was the first scientist to travel to ancient Lycia , where he a. a. Xanthos rediscovered. His discoveries caused a sensation in England and in 1839 he made a second trip. His rediscovery of Pinara is dated from individual sources to 1840. In May of the same year, Fellow was the first to describe the Roman bridge at Limyra , one of the oldest segment arch bridges in the world. With the permission of a Ferman of the Ottoman Sultan , it was possible for him on his third trip in 1841-42 to have numerous Lycian antiquities transported to the British Museum in London, including the Nereid and Harpy Monuments . In 1845 he was knighted as a Knight Bachelor ("Sir").


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  1. Knights and Dames at Leigh Rayment's Peerage