Lerch Petro( Orientalist and archaeologist)
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Biography Lerch Petro
(1828 - 1884). He graduated from the course at St. Petersburg University of Faculty of Oriental Studies. His "Studies on the Iranian Kurds and their ancestors, northern Chaldeans" (1856 - 1858) soon brought him fame in the scientific world. Academy of Sciences in 1856. sent it to the city Roslavl (Smolensk province) for a meeting at the settlement where the Kurdish prisoners ethnographic and linguistic data. In "Proceedings of the Russian Archaeological Society (1862 - 1864) Lerch published several articles on the Stone and Bronze Ages. Many wrote and German. - See. obituary in the Journal of the Ministry of National Education "(1884, h. 236 pages. 57 - 66).