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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


In the Museum

Wafaa EL Sadik and Rüdiger Heimlich

in Protecting Pharaoh's Treasures: My Life in Egyptology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774168253
eISBN:
9781617978173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774168253.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter recounts the author's initial visit to the Egyptian Museum after her return to Cairo. She was shocked by the miserable condition of the museum itself. In western travel guides it is ... 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


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


‘Kennzeichen der griechischen Meisterstücke’: Winckelmann’s early Roman writings and the discourse of connoisseurship

Katherine Harloe

in Winckelmann and the Invention of Antiquity: History and Aesthetics in the Age of Altertumswissenschaft

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199695843
eISBN:
9780191755880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695843.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 3 discusses the writings Winckelmann published from Rome and Florence before his Geschichte der Kunst des Alterthums in order to demonstrate the importance to them of eighteenth-century ... More


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