- Early 1940s (Creation)
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British Egyptologist and engineer. Born, Moretonhampstead 1888. Died, Cairo 1946. Educated at Tonbridge School. Trained as an engineer at the City and Guilds Institute, 1905-8. He suffered poor health and went to Egypt in order to recuperate, 1909-10. When he returned to Britain he studied Egyptology, Coptic, and Arabic at University College, London. From 1911 onwards he assisted Petrie on many excavations. During the First World War he was commissioned by Allenby to report on ancient sites in Syria and Palestine. Appointed Chief Inspector for Upper Egypt, 1920. Assistant Keeper, Cairo Museum, 1924. Chief Keeper, 1931. Retired 1941. He was awarded several honorary titles. He published extensively, some of his most important contributions being those where he was to able to apply his engineering expertise.
Was the private property of R. Engelbach. Found amongst W. B. Emery's papers at the Egypt Exploration Society's dig house at Saqqâra.
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Presented by Professor Geoffrey T. Martin in 1985.
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Site indexes to the Journal d'Entrée and Temporary registers of the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.
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