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Discoveries in Egypt, Ethiopia and the Peninsula of Sinai
in the Years 1842–1845, During the Mission Sent Out by His Majesty Frederick William IV of Prussia


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Egyptology

  • Date Published: November 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108017114

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About the Authors
  • Dr Carl Richard Lepsius (1810–1884) was a pioneering Prussian Egyptologist considered the founder of modern Egyptology. In 1842 he was commissioned by King Frederick Wilhelm IV to lead an expedition to Egypt and Sudan to explore and record ancient Egyptian remains. The expedition included artists, surveyors and other specialists and spent three years recording monuments in Egypt, modern Sudan and the Sinai. The expedition conducted the first scientific studies of the pyramids of Giza, Abusir, Saqqara and Dashur. First published in 1852, this volume is a translation of 40 reports in the form of letters written by Lepsius to King Frederick Wilhem IV during the expedition, and translated by Kenneth R. H Mackenzie. They provide descriptions of many ancient Egyptian monuments which have since been lost or destroyed, and provide an engaging and frank account of the difficulties of supervising an archaeological expedition in Egypt at that time.

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    • Date Published: November 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108017114
    • length: 482 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.61kg
    • contains: 4 b/w illus. 1 colour illus. 1 map
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. On board the Oriental steamer
    2. Alexandria
    3. Cairo
    4. At the foot of the Great Pyramid
    5. Pyramids of Gizah
    6. Pyramids of Gizah
    7. Saqara
    8. Saqara
    9. Cairo
    10. Ruins of the Labyrinth
    11. Labyrinth
    12. Labyrinth
    13. Cairo
    14. Thebes
    15. Korusko
    16. Korusko
    17. E'Damer
    18. On the Blue River, Province of Sennar
    19. Chartum
    20. Pyramids of Meroe
    21. Keli
    22. Barkal
    23. Mount Barkal
    24. Dongola
    25. Dongola
    26. Korusko
    27. Philae
    28. Thebes
    29. Thebes
    30. Thebes
    31. On the Red Sea
    32. Convent of Sinai
    33. On the Red Sea
    34. Thebes, Karnak
    35. Cairo
    36. Cairo
    37. Jaffa
    38. Nazareth
    39. Smyrna

  • Author

    Richard Lepsius


    Kenneth R. H. Mackenzie

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