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Nationalizing Tutankhamun

Donald Malcolm Reid

in Contesting Antiquity in Egypt: Archaeologies, Museums, and the Struggle for Identities from World War I to Nasser

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9789774166891
eISBN:
9781617976759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166891.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

In November 1922, just months after Britain's unilateral declaration of Egypt's independence, the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb was caught up in a decolonization struggle between Egyptian ... More


Taking Possession of Egypt for the Cause of Science

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/9789774165993.003.0012
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Auguste Mariette went to Egypt to collect Coptic manuscripts for the Bibliothèque Nationale. He failed in that mission but made one of the most sensational Egyptological discoveries of the century, ... More


Egyptology and Pharaonism in Egypt before Tutankhamun

Donald Malcolm Reid

in Contesting Antiquity in Egypt: Archaeologies, Museums, and the Struggle for Identities from World War I to Nasser

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9789774166891
eISBN:
9781617976759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166891.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter reviews developments in Egyptology in Egypt from Napoleon's short-lived conquest in 1798 through the beginning of decolonization in 1922. Mariette began developing the Egyptian ... More


Excavating Christian Western Thebes: A History1

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 2 Nag Hammadi–Esna

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163111
eISBN:
9781617970481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163111.003.0022
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Visitors, dealers, collectors, and archaeologists in modern times have judged the impressive pharaonic stone monuments to be physically encumbered by post-pharaonic reuse and, accordingly, have ... More


Discovery

Manniche Lise

in The Akhenaten Colossi of Karnak

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163494
eISBN:
9781936190065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163494.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Maurice Pillet was a French architect and director of works for the Egyptian Antiquities Service at Karnak. He was the first person in modern times to create astonishing sculptures of Akhenaten. This ... More


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