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Wonderful Things: A History of Egyptology: 1: From Antiquity to 1881

Jason Thompson

Abstract

The discovery of ancient Egypt and the development of Egyptology are momentous events in intellectual and cultural history. The history of Egyptology is the story of the people, famous and obscure, who constructed the picture of ancient Egypt that we have today, recovered the Egyptian past while inventing it anew, and made a lost civilization comprehensible to generations of enchanted readers and viewers thousands of years later. This, the first of a three-volume survey of the history of Egyptology, follows the fascination with ancient Egypt from antiquity until 1881, tracing the recovery of a ... More

Keywords: Egyptology, History of Egyptology, Cultural history, Ancient Egypt, Civilization, Discoveries

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9789774165993
Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774165993.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jason Thompson, author
Bates College