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Botta, Paul Emile

Born: 1802 AD
Died: 1870 AD

1802 – He was born on the 6th of December in Turin, Piedmont Italy.

         – He was educated as a physician.

1843 – He was French consul and archaeologist whose momentous discovery of the palace of the Assyrian king Sargon II at Dur Sharrukin (modern Khorsabad), Iraq, initiated the large-scale field archaeology of ancient Mesopotamia.

1870 – He died on the 29th of March in Achères, France.