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Charles Texier

Birth: 1802

Death:1871

Felix Marie Charles Texier (22 August 1802, Versailles - 1 July 1871, Paris) was a French historian, architect and archaeologist. Texier published a number of significant works involving personal travels throughout Asia Minor and the Middle East. These books included descriptions and maps of ancient sites, reports of regional geography and geology, descriptions of art works and architecture, et al.

Trained as an architect at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, he was appointed inspector of public works in 1827. He conducted excavations of the port cities of Frejus and Ostia. In 1833 he was sent on an exploratory mission to Asia Minor, where in 1834 he discovered ruins of the ancient Hittite capital of Hattusa. As a result of the expedition, he published the three-volume Description de l'Asie Mineure faite par ordre du Gouvernement francais. Later in the decade he participated in an expedition that took him to Armenia, Mesopotamia and Persia.

In 1840 he became deputy professor of archaeology at the College de France, and in 1845 relocated to Algeria as inspector general of public buildings. In 1855 he was elected to the Academie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres.

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Byzantine Architecture - Bapistry at Riez (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - Caravanserai at Thessalonica (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - Tail-Piece, from a Marble Bas-Relief at Thessalonica (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - The Church of St. Sophia at Trebizond - Details of Sculpture (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - The Church of St. George, Thessalonica - Elevation - View of the East End (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - The Church of St. Demetrius at Thessalonica - Longitudinal and Transverse Sections (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - The Church of St. George, Thessalonica - Mosaics of the Dome [IV] (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - The Church of St. Demetrius at Thessalonica - Capitals in the Nave [I] (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - Title Page (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - Corinthian Columns (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - The Church of St. George, Thessalonica - Mosaics of the Dome [II] (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - View of Perge (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - Tombs Cut in the Rock (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - Front Cover (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - The Church of St. Sophia, Thessalonica - Mosaics of the Dome [I] (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - The Church of St. Elias, Broussa, - Plan - Section (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - Church of St. Marcellinus and St. Peter (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - The Baths of Mahomet II at Constantinople - Plan - Section (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - View of the Temple of Balmarcos at Cavesus (now Deir el Kala'ah) (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - Position of Dana (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - The Church of St. Demetrius at Thessalonica - Elevation of the Narthex (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - The Bapistry at St. Maurice at Aix (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - The Church of St. George, Thessalonica - Mosaics of the Dome [I] (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - The Church of St. Elias, Thessalonica - Side Elevation (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - The Church of the Holy Apostles, Thessalonica - North-East View (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - Eski Djouma, Thessalonica - Capitals (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - The Church of St. Elias, Thessalonica - Plan (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - The Church of St. Sophia at Trebizond - Ground Plan (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - The Church of St. Bardias, Thessalonica - West and South Elevations (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - Plan of Anazarbus (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - The Church of St. Sophia, Thessalonica - Longitudinal Section - Transverse Section (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - The Church of St. Sophia, Thessalonica - Plan of the Upper Story (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - The Church of St. Sophia, Thessalonica - Plan (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - The Church of St. Demetrius at Thessalonica - Elevation of a Bay of the Nave (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - The Church of St. Elias, Thessalonica - Longitudinal Section (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - Tail-Piece, from a Byzantine Bas-Relief (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - Tomb of Ezekial at Kefeli, near Bagdad (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - Temple of Portumnus at Ostia - Elevation and Section (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - Fortifications of Nicaea (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - Mosaic Pavements [II] (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - Plan of the Temple of Baal at Cavesus, in Syria (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - View of the Temple of Augustus at Vienne (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - Plan of the City of Perga - Tomb of Dana (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - The Church of St. Nicholas at Myra (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - Temple at Vernegue - Details of the Order (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - The Mosque of Orta Hissar, Trebizond - Plan (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - The Church of the Holy Apostles, Thessalonica - Ground Plan (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - The Church of St. Sophia at Trebizond - Fresco in the Apse (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - Plan of the Temple of Rome and Augustus (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - The Church of St. Elias, Thessalonica - West Elevation - Transverse Section (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - The Church of St. Sophia, Thessalonica - West Elevation - East Elevation (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - The Church of the Holy Apostles, Thessalonica - South-East View (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - The Silver Ciborium in the Church of St. Demetrius (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - The Church of St. George, Thessalonica - Plan and Section (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - Christian Tombstones at Sour Ghozlan (Auzia), Africa (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - Various Inscriptions (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - Plan of Thessalonica (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - Plans of the Temple of Portumnus at Ostia (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - Elevation and Plan of the Columns of the Temple of Bacchus (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - The Church of the Holy Apostles, Thessalonica - Longitudinal Section (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - View of a Grotto at Urgub (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - Back Cover (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - Details from the Churches of St. Demeterius and St. Sophia, Thessalonica (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - Fortifications of Dara (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - The Church of St. Demetrius at Thessalonica - Various Capitals [II] (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - Castle of Edessa (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - The Church of St. Sophia at Trebizond - West Elevation - Plan of Trebizond (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - Mosaic Pavements [I] (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - Eski Djouma, Thessalonica - Longitudinal Section - Transverse Section (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - Eski Djouma, Thessalonica - Plan (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - Ambo, or Pulpit, of the Church of St. George, Thessalonica (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - View of Modern Trebizond (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - Plan of the Castle of Edessa (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - The Church of St. Bardias, Thessalonica - Plan - Longitudinal Section (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - The Church of the Holy Apostles, Thessalonica - Elevation (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - The Church of St. Sophia at Trebizond - South Elevation - Longitudinal Section (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - The Church of St. Demetrius at Thessalonica - Plan (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - Frescoes in a Monastery near Trebizond (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - The Church of St. George, Thessalonica - Mosaics of the Side Chapel (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - Illustrated Title Page (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - Fresco at Urgub (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - Plan of the Temple of Venus at Aphrodisias (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - Temple at Vernegue - Elevations (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - The Church of St. Demetrius at Thessalonica - Various Capitals [I] (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - The Church of St. Demetrius at Thessalonica - Capitals in the Nave [II] (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - The Church of St. Sophia, Thessalonica - Mosaics of the Dome [II] (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - The Church of St. Sophia at Trebizond - South-West View (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - [Untitled Drawing of Temple] (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - The Church of Dana - Plan - Longitudinal Section (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - The Church of St. George, Thessalonica - Mosaics of the Dome [III] (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - Plan of Temple at Vernegue (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - The Church of Dana - Plan - Transverse Section (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - Church Cut in the Rock near Surp Garabed (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - View of the Temple of Bacchus at Laodicea (Lattakia) (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - The Mosque of Orta Hissar, Trebizond - Section (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - Triumphal Arch at Reims (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - Plan of the Cathedral of Bozrah, in the Haouran (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - The Church of St. Sophia, Thessalonica - Capitals (1864)
Byzantine Architecture - Christian Tomb Cut in One of the Pyramidal Rocks of Urgub (1864)