Rahir, Edmond

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Brussels - Saint-Josse, 1864 - Brussels - Saint-Josse, 1936

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1900 Han-sur-Lesse (views of)
° 31.5.1864; + 28.2.1936. Archéologist and pioneering speleologist. Curator at the Royal Museums of Art and History in Brussels from 1903 where he was in charge of the photographic documentation of Belgian monuments. Director of the national excavation service, 1925-1929. Views of the Han caverns, reproduced in "Les splendeurs de la grotte de Han (Belgique)", Brussels, Bulens, 1900 and "La Lesse ou le pays des grottes", Brussels, Lebègue, 1901, illustrated with 57 photographs. There is a Rahir collection at the "Société royale belge de géographie". The Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA) in Brussels possesses 528 views of archeological sites taken by Rahir between 1902 and 1905, donated in 1931.

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1900 Han-sur-Lesse (views of)

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DIRECTORY_1997#3547

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MCC revised 23.5.2018, 27.1.2019 & 12.3.2020

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