Samuel Noah Kramer

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Samuel Noah Kramer ( September 28, 1897 in Kiev Governorate - November 26, 1990 in Philadelphia ) was an American sumerologist . He studied at the University of Pennsylvania and began his research trips in 1930.

His best-known work is The Story Begins With Sumer . The Samuel Noah Kramer Institute of Assyriology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at Bar Ilan University in Ramat Gan , Israel is named after him. In 1971 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a corresponding member of the British Academy . The American Philosophical Society honored him in 1987 with their Benjamin Franklin Medal .

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  1. a b Samuel Noah Kramer, 93, Dies; What Leading Authority on Sumer. The New York Times, November 27, 1990, accessed August 14, 2017 .
  2. ^ Publishing information in the book by Samuel Noah Kramer: Die Wiege der Kultur , Time Life, Amsterdam 1969
  3. ^ Deceased Fellows. British Academy, accessed June 21, 2020 .
  4. Benjamin Franklin Medal for Distintinguished Achievement in the Humanities or Sciences: 1985-1991. (No longer available online.) American Philosophical Society, archived from the original on February 13, 2017 ; accessed on August 14, 2017 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /