HISTORY OF ARCHAEOLOGY
Giovanni Battista Belzoni
The history of archaeology is full of interesting individuals offering contributions of
varying merit to our fascinating discipline. My research in this area has mostly
involved those who have worked in Egypt, including: Giovanni Belzoni (1778-1823), the
vastly underestimated early 19th century explorer and proto-archaeologist; David George
Hogarth (1862-1927), British scholar, Museum Keeper and World War I spy-master; and
E.A.Wallis Budge (1857-1934), prolific author and master of antiquities acquisition.
Publications by Donald P. Ryan:
in preparation: "The archaeological excavations of David George Hogarth at
Asyut, Egypt: 1906/07."
1996 "David George Hogarth: A somewhat reluctant Egyptologist." KMT 7(2):77-81.
1986 "Giovanni Battista Belzoni." Biblical Archaeologist
(now called "Near Eastern Archaeology") 49(3):133-138.
1995 "David George Hogarth at Asyut, Egypt: 1906-1907: the history of a "lost"
excavation." Bulletin of the History of Archaeology 5(2):3-16.
1987 Book Review of: S. Curto and L. Donatelli (1985), "Bernardino Drovetti
Epistolario." Varia Aegyptiaca 3(1):88-89.
1989 "Belzoni's rope from the tomb of Sethos I." Studien zur Altaegyptische Kultur,
A caricature by Powys Evans
Tutankhamun: Anatomy of
an Excavation (Griffith Institute)
Century of Papyrology (1892-1992) (by Peter Van Minnen)
Giants of Egyptology Series by Dennis C. Forbes, KMT Magazine.
Emile Brugsch, The Brugsch Brothers
Biographies (Minnesota State University, Mankato)
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