SOMERS CLARKE (1841-1926)

An English architect and archaeologist. He was born in Brighton and received his training in church restoration in the office of Sir Gilbert Scott. In 1922 he retired to Egypt, where he lived until his death. There he worked with J. E. QUIBELL and Frederick W. Green in the excavations at Hierakonpolis, and later he was involved in the restoration of many temples. His main contribution in the field of Coptic studies is Christian in the Valley (Oxford, 1912).


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