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Egyptology: The Study of Ancient Egypt

Early Egyptologists and a Selection of the Publications

Key moments in the history of Egyptology have dramatically raised the profile of this field. key advances and major discoveries over the years have captured the imagination of the wider public. You will find a link below to an extensive Wikipedia list of Egyptologists, including their bios. Here I have listed the names of some of the founders of the field including the key contributions they have made.

 


 

Biography

 

Publications:

Excavation at Dier El Bahari (11911-1931)  
Digital text at Internet Archive

Jean Fran├žois Champollion (1770-1832)

Key Contribution: Decrypted Egyptian Hieroglphs using the Rosetta Stone and established the Field of Egyptology 

Biography on Wikipedia

Worldcat.org Identities

Publications

Monuments de l'égypte et de la Nubie, Vol 1

Precis du systeme hieroglyphique (Paris, 1824, 2nd ed., 2 vols., 1828)

 

Auguste Mariette (1821-1881)

Gaston Maspero (1846-1916)

Howard Carter (1874-1939)

Charles Edwin Wilbour (1833-1896)

Herbert E. Winlock (1884-1950)

Other Egyptologists with Biographis