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Bell, Gertrude Margaret Lowthian (1868–1926), traveller, archaeologist, and diplomatist, was born at Washington Hall, co. Durham, on 14 July 1868, the elder child and only daughter of (Thomas) Hugh Bell (1844–1931), an ironmaster, who succeeded his father as second baronet in 1904, and his first wife, ...

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Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell (1868–1926) by unknown photographer, c. 1900 Getty Images

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Grimes, William Francis (1905–1988), archaeologist, was born on 31 October 1905 at Glyn House, Woodbine Terrace, Pembroke, the eldest son of four children of Thomas George Grimes, a draughtsman who worked for the Pembroke Docks Board, and his wife, Edith May Williams. His parents were both Welsh. ...

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Hall, Edward Thomas [Teddy] (1924–2001), archaeological scientist, was born at 9 Mandeville Place, London, on 10 May 1924, the younger son in the family of two sons and one daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Walter D'Arcy Hall (1891–1980), army officer and politician, and his first wife, ...

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Hawkes [née Hopkins; other married name Priestley], (Jessie) Jacquetta (1910–1996), archaeologist and writer, was born on 5 August 1910 in Cambridge, the younger daughter and third and youngest child of Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins (1861–1947), biochemist and Nobel prize winner, and his wife, ...

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(Jessie) Jacquetta Hawkes (1910–1996) by Jorge Lewinski, 1968 © Jorge Lewinski; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Megaw, Arthur Hubert Stanley [Peter] (1910–2006), architectural historian and archaeologist, was born on 20 July 1910 at Portobello House nursing home, South Richmond Street, Dublin, the second of the four sons of Arthur Stanley Megaw (d. 1961), solicitor, of Ternanage, Castle Park, Belfast...

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Piggott, Stuart Ernest (1910–1996), archaeologist, was born on 28 May 1910 at 13 Lavant Street, Petersfield, Hampshire, the only child of Gilbert Harry Oswald Piggott (1874–1957), schoolmaster at Churcher's College, Petersfield, and his wife, Gertrude Alice, née Phillips (d. before 1957). He was educated at ...

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Stuart Ernest Piggott (1910–1996) by unknown photographer photograph reproduced by courtesy of The British Academy