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Labib Habachi: The Life and Legacy of an Egyptologist

Jill Kamil


Labib Habachi, Egypt's most perceptive and productive Egyptologist, was marginalized for most of his career, only belatedly receiving international recognition for his major contributions to the field. This book presents not only a biography of this important scholar, but a survey of Egyptian archaeology in the twentieth century in which Habachi's work is measured against that of his best-known contemporaries —among them Selim Hassan, Ahmed Fakhry, Abdel Moneim Abu Bakr, and Gamal Mokhtar. The account of Habachi's major discovery, the Sanctuary of Heqaib on Elephantine in 1946, was shelved by ... More

Keywords: Labib Habachi, Egyptology, Egyptian archaeology, Selim Hassan, Ahmed Fakhry, Abdel Moneim Abu Bakr, Gamal Mokhtar, Sanctuary of Heqaib

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9789774160615
Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774160615.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jill Kamil, author