George F. Taylor

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Scientist

George Francis Taylor (died 28 March 2011) was British author, numismatist, historian and amateur archaeologist.[1][2]

Life

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.[3] After returning from his position in Beirut, Lebanon he went on to teach at the Brighton Technical College in Sussex, United Kingdom.[4] He died in 2011, and left a wife called Norma and a daughter.[5]

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.[6] 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.[6]

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