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Egyptologists

What is the role and function of Egyptologists? Define Egyptologists - An Egyptologist is an historian or archaeologist who specialises in Egyptology, the scientific study of Ancient Egypt and its antiquities. 

Famous Egyptologists

The most famous Egyptologists are detailed on the following table. The list refers to famous Egyptologists who are now deceased.

Egyptologists

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Famous Egyptologists
Name
 Nationality
 Lifespan
 Discoveries

Edward Russell Ayrton
 British
 1905-1908
 Tombs in the Valley of the Kings
Giovanni Battista Belzoni
 Italian
 1778 - 1823
 Tombs, monuments
Ludwig Borchardt
 German
 1863 - 1938
 Bust of Nefertiti at el-Armana
Emile Brugsch
 German
 1842 - 1930
 Saqqara Pyramid Texts
Ernest Budge
 British
 1857 - 1934
 Excavations and famous author
James Burton
 British
 1788 - 1862
 Excavations & Tombs in the Valley of the Kings and famous author
James Bruce
 British
 1730 - 1794
 KV 11 aka "Bruce's Tomb"
Howard Carter
 British
 1874 - 1939
 Tomb of Tutankhamun
Giovanni Caviglia
 Italian
 1770 - 1845
 Excavations at Giza
Jean-Francois Champollion
 French
 1790 - 1832
 Deciphering Hieroglyphics
Georges Emile Jules Daressy
 French
 1864 - 1934
 Excavations of Tombs in the Valley of the Kings
Giovanni D'Athanasi
 Greek
 1798 - 1854
 Collector of antiquities working for Henry Salt
Giuseppe Ferlini
 Italian
 1800 - 1870
 Collector of antiquities
Cecil Mallaby Firth
 British
 1878 - 1931
 Excavations at Saqqara
Robert Hay
 British
 1799 - 1863
 Artist and author
Gustave Jequier
 Swiss
 1868 - 1946
 Excavations at Saqqara
Georges Legrain
 French
 1865 - 1917
 Excavations at Karnak
Karl Richard Lepsius
 German
 1810 - 1884
 Author - surveys of pyramids
Victor Clement Georges Philippe Loret
 French
 1859 - 1946
 Tombs in the Valley of the Kings
Alfred Lucas
 British
 1867-1945
 Worked with Howard Carter Tomb of Tutankhamun
Arthur Mace
 British
 1874-1928
 Worked with Howard Carter Tomb of Tutankhamun
Francois Auguste Mariette
 French
 1821 - 1881
 Excavations / Tombs
Gaston Maspero
 French
 1846 - 1916
 Author & Museum director
Jacques Jean Marie de Morgan
 French
 1857 - 1924
 Excavations at Saqqara
Henri Edouard Naville
 Swiss
 1844 - 1926
 Excavations at Abydos
Percy Edward Newberry
 British
 1869-1949
 Worked with Howard Carter Tomb of Tutankhamun
Giuseppe Passalacqua
 Italian
 1797 - 1865
 Collector of antiquities
John Shae Perring
 British
 1813 - 1869
 Pyramids
William Matthew Flinders Petrie
 British
 1853 - 1942
 Pyramids at Giza
James Edward Quibell
 British
 1867 - 1935
 Excavations & antiquities expert
George Andrew Reisner
 American
 1867 - 1942
 Nubia and Giza
Henry Salt
 British
 1780 - 1827
 Collector of antiquities
Richard William Howard Vyse
 British
 1784 - 1853
 Pyramids
John Gardner Wilkinson
 British
 1797 - 1875
 Thebes / Valley of the Kings

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