John Hubert Marshall 1876-1958
Sir John Hubert Marshall was
born in Chester. Marshall was an
archaeologist and a pioneer in his field.
John Hubert Marshall's father was
Frederic Marshall, his
mother was Annie Marshall
In 1902, Marshall became
director of archaeology in India. Lord Curzon was viceroy at
In 1913, he started the dig at
Marshall was knighted in 1914.
In 1921, he focused on the Indus
valley, which led to the discovery of the ancient
Indus Valley Civilization,
the ancient cities
Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro. Big deal?
Big deal indeed. The city of
Mohenjo-Daro, or Moen Jo Daro, was built around 2900 or 2600 BC, and
was one of the earliest urban settlements in the world.
Marshall retired from this post
in 1934. Many people criticized details of his time in
office, but nobody doubted his brilliance.
He died on August 17, 1958, at
his home in Guildford, Surrey, which is located about an
hour by car southeast from London.
Here you can check the Indus
Valley Civilization, which was alive and pumping in the
third millennium BC, against the
Stone Age / Iron Age / Bronze Age