George F. Taylor
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Taylor was a professor of English at the American University of Beirut in the 1960s and 1970s. He was a Fellow of the Royal Numismatic Society and contributed to various numismatics journals with studies and papers about ancient coins. After returning from his position in Beirut, Lebanon he went on to teach at the Brighton Technical College in Sussex, United Kingdom. He died in 2011, and left a wife called Norma and a daughter.
The Roman Temples of Lebanon
He travelled Lebanon and documented the antiquities, temples and little known ancient sites and in 1967 published a book called The Roman Temples of Lebanon: a pictoral guide containing rare and information on an understudied subject. He divided up the temples into three groups; Temples of Mount Hermon, Temples of the Beqaa Valley and Temples of the Lebanese coastal plain. Taylor humbly admitted that he was only an amateur at trying to unravel the ancient mysteries of Lebanon and referred to his publication as a "book by an amateur, for an amateur". This has not stopped it being used as an authoritative reference on the subject for several decades.
- George Taylor (1967). The Roman temples of Lebanon: a pictorial guide. Dar el-Machreq Publishers. http://books.google.com/books?id=XXchNqgyNdkC. Retrieved 2 November 2012.
- George Francis Taylor - Obituary, The Times, 4 April 2011
- The Street Cries of Damascus, Written by George Taylor, Illustrated by Penny Williams-Yaqub, Saudi Aramco World, Volume 22, Number 5 September/October 1971.
- The Gentle Art Of Forgery, Written by George Taylor, Saudi Aramco World, Volume 23, Number 5, September/October 1972.
- The Other Cleopatra, Written and photographed by George Taylor, Volume 29, Number 2, March/April 1978.
- A Walk in the Lebanon, Written by George Taylor, Photographed by Penny Williams-Yaqub, Saudi Aramco World, Volume 27, Number 2, March/April 1976.
- Ted Kaizer (2008). The Variety of Local Religious Life in the Near East In the Hellenistic and Roman Periods. BRILL. pp. 76–. ISBN 978-90-04-16735-3. http://books.google.com/books?id=KgVD3WL0vAsC&pg=PA76. Retrieved 2 November 2012.