Emery, Walter Bryan

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Emery, Walter Bryan

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1903-1971

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British Egyptologist. Born, Liverpool 1903. Died, Cairo 1971. Educated St. Francis Xavier's College, Liverpool, then the Institute of Archaeology, Liverpool University, 1921-3. Went out to Egypt for the first time as an assistant to the EES excavations at Amârna in 1923-4. Also worked for Mond at Luxor and Armant, 1923-8. Subsequently directed excavations at many sites in Egypt, notably his work at North Saqqâra in 1935-9. Served with the British Army 1939-46, afterwards attached to the British Embassy in Cairo. In 1951 appointed to the Edwards Professorship at University College London, which he held until his retirement in 1970. Worked in the Sudan and at Qasr Ibrîm in the 1950s and 60s.

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  • <i>Who Was Who in Egyptology</i> (4th ed. 2012), 176-8 fig. (portrait).
  • Smith, H. S., ‘Emery, (Walter) Bryan (1903–1971)’, rev. <i>Oxford Dictionary of National Biography</i>, Oxford University Press, 2004 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/31079, accessed 9 Oct 2014].

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