THE OBELISK AND THE ENGLISHMAN: The Pioneering Discoveries of Egyptologist William Bankes
William John Bankes (1786-1855) was a complex and talented member of England's landed gentry, an explorer and amateur Egyptologist noted for several key discoveries in Egypt and Syria. His engaging tale of discovery and scandal unfolds here, illuminating the mores, customs, and politics of Regency England. 16 pages of color photos.
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