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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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