Before the First World War Lawrence conducted significant researches in the Middle East. Archeological finds discovered by him or his colleagues are still an important part of several Western European museums’ exhibition materials.
Lawrence was a vegetarian and an abstinent, refraining even from smoking.
On May 13, 1935, Lawrence had a motorcycle accident and died six days after the crash. The death of the national hero inspired neurosurgeon Hugh Cairns to design the world’s first crash helmet.
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