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Egyptologist Collection

"Unveiling the Mysteries of Ancient Egypt

Background imageEgyptologist Collection: Mr Howard Carter

Mr Howard Carter
Howard Carter (1874-1939) British egyptologist, famed for his discovery of Tutankhamens tomb. Born in 1874, he went to Egypt as a draughtsman in 1891 and studied the inscriptions

Background imageEgyptologist Collection: J F Champollion

J F Champollion
JEAN-FRANCOIS CHAMPOLLION le Jeune French Egyptologist, who by studying the Rosetta stone learnt to decipher Egyptian hieroglyphics

Background imageEgyptologist Collection: Lord Carnarvon

Lord Carnarvon
Photographic portrait of George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon (1866-1923), c.1922. Lord Carnarvon was the wealthy, English amateur egyptologist who financed Howard Carters excavations in the Valley

Background imageEgyptologist Collection: Mariette statue, 1904 (bronze)

Mariette statue, 1904 (bronze)
8586230 Mariette statue, 1904 (bronze) by Puech, Denys (1854-1942); Egyptian National Museum, Cairo, Egypt; (add.info.: Statue of Auguste Edouard Mariette 1821-1881. Founder of Egyptology)

Background imageEgyptologist Collection: Examination of a mummy - a Priestess of Amun, c. 1891 (oil on canvas)

Examination of a mummy - a Priestess of Amun, c. 1891 (oil on canvas)
PNH367462 Examination of a mummy - a Priestess of Amun, c.1891 (oil on canvas) by Philippoteaux, Paul Dominique (1846-1923); 183x274.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageEgyptologist Collection: Lord Carnarvon (1866-1923) leading the party invited to the unofficial opening of the Tomb of

Lord Carnarvon (1866-1923) leading the party invited to the unofficial opening of the Tomb of Tutankhamun
STC160072 Lord Carnarvon (1866-1923) leading the party invited to the unofficial opening of the Tomb of Tutankhamun, Valley of the Kings (gelatin silver print) by Burton

Background imageEgyptologist Collection: L to R: H. E. Abd El Aziz Yehieh Bey, Governor of Kena, Lord Carnarvon (1866-1923)

L to R: H. E. Abd El Aziz Yehieh Bey, Governor of Kena, Lord Carnarvon (1866-1923) Mohamed Fahmy Bey, Momour Markay
STC159185 L to R: H.E. Abd El Aziz Yehieh Bey, Governor of Kena, Lord Carnarvon (1866-1923) Mohamed Fahmy Bey, Momour Markay, Luxor and Sheikh Ahmed Shaker

Background imageEgyptologist Collection: Lord Carnarvons first visit to the Valley of the King s: Lord Carnarvon (1866-1923)

Lord Carnarvons first visit to the Valley of the King s: Lord Carnarvon (1866-1923), Lady Evelyn Herbert
STC160064 Lord Carnarvons first visit to the Valley of the King s: Lord Carnarvon (1866-1923), Lady Evelyn Herbert, his daughter and Howard Carter (1874-1939)

Background imageEgyptologist Collection: Bust of the Egyptologist Auguste Mariette dit Mariette Pacha (1821 - 1881) marble 19th century

Bust of the Egyptologist Auguste Mariette dit Mariette Pacha (1821 - 1881) marble 19th century
5942772 Bust of the Egyptologist Auguste Mariette dit Mariette Pacha (1821 - 1881) marble 19th century by Villemur, Joseph Gabriel Sentis de (1855-1937); Louvre, Paris

Background imageEgyptologist Collection: Bust of the Egyptologist Auguste Mariette Said Mariette Pasha (1821 - 1881), 19th century (marble)

Bust of the Egyptologist Auguste Mariette Said Mariette Pasha (1821 - 1881), 19th century (marble)
5942771 Bust of the Egyptologist Auguste Mariette Said Mariette Pasha (1821 - 1881), 19th century (marble) by Villemur, Joseph Gabriel Sentis de (1855-1937); Louvre, Paris

Background imageEgyptologist Collection: Lord Carnarvon (1866-1923) Lady Evelyn Herbert and Howard Carter (1873-1939)

Lord Carnarvon (1866-1923) Lady Evelyn Herbert and Howard Carter (1873-1939) at the Tomb of Tutankhamun
STC160077 Lord Carnarvon (1866-1923) Lady Evelyn Herbert and Howard Carter (1873-1939) at the Tomb of Tutankhamun, Valley of the Kings (gelatin silver print) by Burton

Background imageEgyptologist Collection: Lord Carnarvons first visit to the Valley of the Kings: Lord Carnarvon (1866-1923)

Lord Carnarvons first visit to the Valley of the Kings: Lord Carnarvon (1866-1923) and party in a motor car
STC160065 Lord Carnarvons first visit to the Valley of the Kings: Lord Carnarvon (1866-1923) and party in a motor car, 1922 (gelatin silver print) by Burton

Background imageEgyptologist Collection: Stoke House, Windsor, 1823 (engraving)

Stoke House, Windsor, 1823 (engraving)
5912734 Stoke House, Windsor, 1823 (engraving) by British School, (19th century); (add.info.: Stoke House, Windsor, seat of Egyptologist Richard William Howard Vyse)

Background imageEgyptologist Collection: Page 2 of a letter from Howard Carter to Kingsmill Marrs

Page 2 of a letter from Howard Carter to Kingsmill Marrs
5975337 Page 2 of a letter from Howard Carter to Kingsmill Marrs, 25th October 1908 (pen & ink on paper) by Carter, Howard (1873-1939); 25.8x20.4 cm; Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA

Background imageEgyptologist Collection: The Late Dr Ebers (b / w photo)

The Late Dr Ebers (b / w photo)
1063624 The Late Dr Ebers (b/w photo) by English photographer, (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Late Dr Ebers)

Background imageEgyptologist Collection: Richings House, Iver, Buckinghamshire

Richings House, Iver, Buckinghamshire, seat of member of parliament John Sullivan. Handcoloured copperplate engraving after an illustration by John Gendall from Rudolph Ackermanns Repository of Arts

Background imageEgyptologist Collection: The discovery of the sarcophagus, still intact, of Pharaoh Tutankhamun. Ill. d A

The discovery of the sarcophagus, still intact, of Pharaoh Tutankhamun. Ill. d A
GIA4765648 The discovery of the sarcophagus, still intact, of Pharaoh Tutankhamun. Ill. d A. Beltrame. " La Domenica del Corriere". 24/02/1924

Background imageEgyptologist Collection: The Great Belzoni, 1824 (oil on canvas)

The Great Belzoni, 1824 (oil on canvas)
5307101 The Great Belzoni, 1824 (oil on canvas) by Kruseman, Jan Adam Janszoon (1804-62); 85x74.7 cm; Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, UK; (add.info.: Giovanni Battista Belzoni (Italian)

Background imageEgyptologist Collection: Giovanni Battista Belzoni (engraving)

Giovanni Battista Belzoni (engraving)
815731 Giovanni Battista Belzoni (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Giovanni Battista Belzoni (1778-1823)

Background imageEgyptologist Collection: The French measuring the sphinx, from Voyage en Egypte

The French measuring the sphinx, from Voyage en Egypte
CHT164718 The French measuring the sphinx, from Voyage en Egypte by Dominique Vivant Denon (1747-1825), engraved by Deparc, 1802 (engraving) (b/w photo) by Rigo

Background imageEgyptologist Collection: Portraits of Henry Salt (1780-1827) and Bernardino Drovetti (1776-1852) (engraving

Portraits of Henry Salt (1780-1827) and Bernardino Drovetti (1776-1852) (engraving
JHG164297 Portraits of Henry Salt (1780-1827) and Bernardino Drovetti (1776-1852) (engraving) (b/w photo) by English School, (19th century); Bibliotheque du College de France, Paris, France; English

Background imageEgyptologist Collection: The discovery of great treasures of ancient Thebes in the tomb of a Pharaoh (colour litho)

The discovery of great treasures of ancient Thebes in the tomb of a Pharaoh (colour litho)
2809166 The discovery of great treasures of ancient Thebes in the tomb of a Pharaoh (colour litho) by Beltrame, Achille (1871-1945); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageEgyptologist Collection: Lord Carnarvon dies: page from The Illustrated London News

Lord Carnarvon dies: page from The Illustrated London News
An article in The Illustrated London News dated 14th April 1923, reporting on the recent death of the Egyptologist George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon (1866-1923). 1923

Background imageEgyptologist Collection: Miss Amelia B Edwards (engraving)

Miss Amelia B Edwards (engraving)
1056154 Miss Amelia B Edwards (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Miss Amelia B Edwards, Egyptologist and Novelist)

Background imageEgyptologist Collection: Egyptian wheat, illustration from L Egypte

Egyptian wheat, illustration from L Egypte
CHT233795 Egyptian wheat, illustration from L Egypte by Georges Ebers (1837-98) published in Paris, 1880 (engraving) (b/w photo) by French School, (19th century); Bibliotheque des Arts Decoratifs

Background imageEgyptologist Collection: Monsieur Drovetti and his followers using a plumb line to measure a colossal head in

Monsieur Drovetti and his followers using a plumb line to measure a colossal head in
STC245214 Monsieur Drovetti and his followers using a plumb line to measure a colossal head in the Egyptian desert, engraved by G

Background imageEgyptologist Collection: Portrait of Charles Lambert-Bey (1804-64) and Maxime Du Camp (1822-94) (b / w photo)

Portrait of Charles Lambert-Bey (1804-64) and Maxime Du Camp (1822-94) (b / w photo)
BLT199756 Portrait of Charles Lambert-Bey (1804-64) and Maxime Du Camp (1822-94) (b/w photo) by French Photographer, (19th century); Bibliotheque de l Institut de France, Paris

Background imageEgyptologist Collection: Caricature of the erection of the Obelisk at the Place de la Concorde, c

Caricature of the erection of the Obelisk at the Place de la Concorde, c
CHT176662 Caricature of the erection of the Obelisk at the Place de la Concorde, c.1831 (colour litho) by Nantueil, Charles (fl.1831); Musee de la Ville de Paris, Musee Carnavalet, Paris

Background imageEgyptologist Collection: Waiting to Enter the Newly Discovered Chamber of Wonders (L to R

Waiting to Enter the Newly Discovered Chamber of Wonders (L to R
ILN120777 Waiting to Enter the Newly Discovered Chamber of Wonders (L to R) Howard Carter (1874-1939) Mrs Arthur Merton, Lady Allenby (seated) and Lord Carnarvon (1866-1923)

Background imageEgyptologist Collection: Hilda Petrie (nee Urlin) descending by rope ladder into a tomb shaft

Hilda Petrie (nee Urlin) descending by rope ladder into a tomb shaft
6313657 Hilda Petrie (nee Urlin) descending by rope ladder into a tomb shaft, Possibly at Denderah, 1897-8 (b/w photo) by Unknown photographer, (19th century); UCL Art Museum

Background imageEgyptologist Collection: Le Lot, Figeac, Monument Champolion (b / w photo)

Le Lot, Figeac, Monument Champolion (b / w photo)
2800462 Le Lot, Figeac, Monument Champolion (b/w photo) by French Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Le Lot, Figeac, Monument Champolion)

Background imageEgyptologist Collection: Lord Carnarvon (engraving)

Lord Carnarvon (engraving)
664311 Lord Carnarvon (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Lord Carnarvon. Illustration from Cassells History of England (special edition, A W Cowan)

Background imageEgyptologist Collection: Monsieur Drovetti and his followers using a plumb line to measure a colossal head in

Monsieur Drovetti and his followers using a plumb line to measure a colossal head in
STC165076 Monsieur Drovetti and his followers using a plumb line to measure a colossal head in the Egyptian desert, engraved by G

Background imageEgyptologist Collection: Phonetic table of demotic writing and hieroglyphics, addressed to Bon-Joseph Dacier

Phonetic table of demotic writing and hieroglyphics, addressed to Bon-Joseph Dacier
JHG162119 Phonetic table of demotic writing and hieroglyphics, addressed to Bon-Joseph Dacier (1742-1833) 1822 (pen & ink on paper) (b/w photo) by Champollion

Background imageEgyptologist Collection: The Committee of the Imperial Institute (engraving)

The Committee of the Imperial Institute (engraving)
1050756 The Committee of the Imperial Institute (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Committee of the Imperial Institute)

Background imageEgyptologist Collection: Thomas Young (engraving)

Thomas Young (engraving)
816336 Thomas Young (engraving) by Lawrence, Thomas (1769-1830) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Thomas Young (1773-1829)

Background imageEgyptologist Collection: The discovery of the sarcophagus, still intact, of Pharaoh Tutankhamun. Ill. of A. Beltrame

The discovery of the sarcophagus, still intact, of Pharaoh Tutankhamun. Ill. of A. Beltrame
2809278 The discovery of the sarcophagus, still intact, of Pharaoh Tutankhamun. Ill. of A. Beltrame. " Courier Sunday". 24/02/1924

Background imageEgyptologist Collection: Lord Carnarvon (colour litho)

Lord Carnarvon (colour litho)
613072 Lord Carnarvon (colour litho) by Pellegrini, Carlo (1866-1937); Private Collection; (add.info.: Lord Carnarvon, The whole life of that great party to which I thought I had the honour to belong)

Background imageEgyptologist Collection: Letter written in hieroglyphic characters, addressed to Joseph Dacier

Letter written in hieroglyphic characters, addressed to Joseph Dacier
JHG215567 Letter written in hieroglyphic characters, addressed to Joseph Dacier, the French scholar and academician (1742-1833) 1822 (pen & ink on paper) (b/w photo) by Champollion

Background imageEgyptologist Collection: The Second Stage of the Entry into the Sealed Chamber Showing the Only Intact Shrine of a

The Second Stage of the Entry into the Sealed Chamber Showing the Only Intact Shrine of a
ILN120776 The Second Stage of the Entry into the Sealed Chamber Showing the Only Intact Shrine of a Pharaoh Ever Found, from The Illustrated London News

Background imageEgyptologist Collection: Portrait of Charles Lambert-Bey (1804-64), Maxime Du Camp (1822-94) and Louis Jourdan (L

Portrait of Charles Lambert-Bey (1804-64), Maxime Du Camp (1822-94) and Louis Jourdan (L
BLT199755 Portrait of Charles Lambert-Bey (1804-64), Maxime Du Camp (1822-94) and Louis Jourdan (L. to R.) (b/w photo) by French Photographer, (19th century); Bibliotheque de l Institut de France

Background imageEgyptologist Collection: Page 1 of a letter from Howard Carter to Kingsmill Marrs

Page 1 of a letter from Howard Carter to Kingsmill Marrs
5975336 Page 1 of a letter from Howard Carter to Kingsmill Marrs, 25th October 1908 (pen & ink on paper) by Carter, Howard (1873-1939); 25.8x20.4 cm; Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA

Background imageEgyptologist Collection: Ascot Winners and Runners-Up (b / w photo)

Ascot Winners and Runners-Up (b / w photo)
1629858 Ascot Winners and Runners-Up (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Ascot Winners and Runners-Up)

Background imageEgyptologist Collection: Jean-Francois Champollion, (1790-1832), 1881. Artist: Gaston Maspero

Jean-Francois Champollion, (1790-1832), 1881. Artist: Gaston Maspero
Jean-Francois Champollion, (1790-1832), 1881. French classical scholar, philologist and orientalist, credited as the father of Egyptology, Published in L Egypt by Gaston Maspero, 1881

Background imageEgyptologist Collection: Thomas Young (1773-1829), physicist and Egyptologist, 19th century

Thomas Young (1773-1829), physicist and Egyptologist, 19th century
Thomas Young (1773-1829), English physicist and Egyptologist. Discovered the undulatory (wave) theory of light. Managed to decipher the Rosetta Stone

Background imageEgyptologist Collection: Thomas Young, English physicist and Egyptologist. Artist: GH Adcock

Thomas Young, English physicist and Egyptologist. Artist: GH Adcock
Thomas Young, English physicist and Egyptologist. By deciphering the Rosetta Stone, Young (1773-1829) made possible the translation of Egyptian hieroglyphs

Background imageEgyptologist Collection: Jean Francois Champollion, French historian, linguist and Egyptologist, 19th century

Jean Francois Champollion, French historian, linguist and Egyptologist, 19th century. Champollion (1790-1832) is regarded as the founder of scientific Egyptology



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"Unveiling the Mysteries of Ancient Egypt: The Legendary Egyptologists" Step into the world of ancient wonders as we explore the lives and adventures of renowned Egyptologists who dedicated their lives to unraveling the secrets of this captivating civilization. From Mr Howard Carter to J F Champollion, these brilliant minds paved the way for our understanding of ancient Egypt. One name that stands out is Lord Carnarvon (1866-1923), a prominent figure in Egyptian archaeology. His partnership with Howard Carter (1874-1939) led to one of history's greatest discoveries - the Tomb of Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings. In an iconic gelatin silver print, we witness Lord Carnarvon's unofficial opening ceremony, surrounded by esteemed guests like H. E. Abd El Aziz Yehieh Bey and Mohamed Fahmy Bey. The journey back in time continues with Ernesto Schiaparelli, whose contributions enriched our knowledge through his excavations and discoveries. A stunning marble bust immortalizes another revered figure in Egyptology, Auguste Mariette dit Mariette Pacha (1821-1881). This 19th-century masterpiece pays homage to his significant role in preserving Egyptian heritage. Captured within another gelatin silver print is a moment frozen in time - Lord Carnarvon, Lady Evelyn Herbert, and Howard Carter standing at the entrance to Tutankhamun's tomb during their first visit together. Their expressions reveal both excitement and anticipation as they embarked on an extraordinary archaeological adventure. Transporting us further into history is an enchanting engraving depicting Stoke House in Windsor from 1823. This grand residence serves as a reminder that even centuries ago, fascination with ancient civilizations was prevalent among scholars and enthusiasts alike. These glimpses into the lives and expeditions of these remarkable individuals remind us why Egyptology continues to captivate our imagination today.