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Lifting the Veil

Jason Thompson

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

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789774165993
eISBN:
9781617976520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165993.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Following the failed Napoleonic Expedition and a period of turmoil in Egypt, Muhammad Ali Pasha established an unprecedented level of order in Egypt that facilitated travel to Egypt and study of the ... More


Mariette’s Monopoly

Jason Thompson

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

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789774165993
eISBN:
9781617976520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165993.003.0014
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Talented individuals continued to make major contributions to Egyptology. Even in Britain, where public support was almost non-existent, the attorney Charles Wycliffe Goodwin became a leading scholar ... More


Enlightenment and Discovery: The birth of the Palaeolithic period and the discovery of the first decorated objects

Andrew J. Lawson

in Painted Caves: Palaeolithic Rock Art in Western Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199698226
eISBN:
9780191804908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199698226.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses the following: the concept of ‘prehistory’; the establishment of the ‘Palaeolithic’ and its subdivision; Édouard Armand Isidore Hippolyte Lartet and Henry Christy's ... More


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