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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


“O Cieli Azzurri”: Exoticism And Dramatic Discourse in Aida

Fabrizio Della Seta

in Not without Madness: Perspectives on Opera

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226749143
eISBN:
9780226749167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226749167.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter discusses the multiple semiotic systems in the analysis of opera, focusing in particular on the exotic style in Aida. It evaluates whether to relate the exotic element to the ... 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


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