54) Auguste Mariette

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54) Auguste Mariette

Archaeologist, Egyptologist, and the Founder of the Egyptian Department of Antiquities

Born: 11 February 1821, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France

Died: 18 January 1881, Cairo, Khedivate, Ottoman-Controlled Egypt (Present-day Arab Republic of Egypt)

To go over all his discoveries at different Egyptian sites would take several pages but he oversaw the elimination of unauthorized excavations and restricted the sale and export of antiquity artifacts from the country.

He is buried in the garden of the museum he helped found in Cairo.

Badges Earned:

Find a Grave Marked

Located In My Personal Library:

Ancient Egypt: An Introduction by Salima Ikram

The Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt by Helen Strudwick