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Lady Hester Lucy Stanhope

Lady Hester Stanhope

“Nature forms us in a certain manner, both inwardly and outwardly, and it is in vain to attempt to alter it.” —Lady Hester Stanhope Famed adventurist and antiquarian, Lady Hester left a life of aristocratic luxury to explore the far corners of the world. Her excavation of Ashkelon in 1815—the first archaeological excavation in Palestine—…