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Botta Paul Emile

Botta, Paul Emile, traveller, son of the preceding, was born in 1802 at Turin. Appointed French Consul at Alexandria in 1833, he journeyed to Arabia in 1837 and published his observations in Relation d'un Voyage dans l'Yemen (1841). In 1843 he discovered the ruins of ancient Nineveh while consul at Mosul. These further explorations were published in Memoire de l'Ecriture Cuneiforme Assyrienne and Monuments de Ninive. Botta died in 1870, at Acheres, near Poissy.