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New Concord in Muskingum County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Robert Francis Harper

 
 
Robert Francis Harper Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 10, 2006
1. Robert Francis Harper Marker
Inscription. This Garden is in Memory of Robert Francis Harper (1864–1906). Robert Francis "Frank" Harper, who was born in this cabin, joined his brother William Rainey in studying ancient languages. He became one of the world experts on the ancient people of Assyria. Harper directed the expedition to Babylonia for the Oriental Exploration Fund; edited the American Journal of Semitic Languages; directed the American School for Oriental Study and Research in Palestine and was a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, London. He was the translator from cuneiform of the landmark work The Code of the Hammurabi.
 
Location. 39° 59.607′ N, 81° 44.088′ W. Marker is in New Concord, Ohio, in Muskingum County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 40) and College Drive, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Concord OH 43762, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Rainey Harper ( here, next to this marker); New Concord War Memorial
The Harper Log House image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 10, 2006
2. The Harper Log House
This marker can be seen behind the car, to the left of the building. The William Rainey Harper marker is to the right of the door.
( within shouting distance of this marker); New Concord ( within shouting distance of this marker); College Drive Presbyterian Church ( about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Glenn ( about 500 feet away); Muskingum College ( about 500 feet away); Findley Settlement ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Zane's Trace ( approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Concord.
 
Also see . . .
1. Puritans in Babylon: The Ancient Near East and American Intellectual Life, 1880-1930. 1996 book by Bruce Kuklick describes some of Haper's exploits in Palestine. This link is to Amazon.com (Submitted on April 20, 2006.) 

2. The Code of Hammurabi. Read it online. (Submitted on April 20, 2006.) 

3. The Code of Hammurabi King of Babylon. 2002 paperback edition of his translation, available at Amazon.com. (Submitted on April 20, 2006.) 
 
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The Garden, Before Spring Planting image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 10, 2006
3. The Garden, Before Spring Planting
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 20, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 925 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 20, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
 
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