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15/08/1888 British archaeologist and diplomat Thomas E. Lawrence is born

Better known as Lawrence of Arabia, he participated on the excavations of Carchemish, a Hittite city on the upper Euphrates, from 1910 to 1914. During the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Turks from 1916 to 1918, he worked as a liaison officer with rebel forces. He wrote a famous book about this mission entitled "Seven Pillars of Wisdom".


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