George Smith (1840-1876) worked for the Oriental Antiquities Department of the British Museum. Among his publications are History of Assurbanipal, The Phonetic Values of the Cuneiform Characters, The Assyrian Eponym Canon, and Assyria from the Earliest Times to the Fall of Nineveh.A. H. Sayce (1845-1933) was a longtime professor at Queen's College, Oxford University . A comparative philologist and orientalist, Sayce was a leading Assyriologist of his time. Among his many publications are The Principles of Comparative Philology, The Archaeology of the Cuneiform Inscriptions, Astronomy and Astrology of the Babylonians, and The Ancient Empires of the East.