Introduction: These Rough Notes * An Untouched Antique Land: Athanasius Kircher; George Sandys; Frederik Ludwig Norden; Richard Pococke * Artists, Expeditions and Nationalist Competition: Dominique Vivant Denon; Pascal Xavier Coste; Frederic Cailliaud; William John Bankes; James Burton; Edward William Lane; Robert Hay; Jean-Francois Champollion; Nestor l'Hote; John Gardner Wilkinson; Hector Horeau; Karl Richard Lepsius * Archaeology Begins: Giovanni Battista Belzoni; Jean-Jaques Rifaud; Joseph Hekekyan; Luigi Vassalli; Tombs, Mummies and Treasure; Amelia Edwards; W. M. F. Petrie; Marianne Brocklehurst; Victor Loret; Percy Newberry; Howard Carter; Norman & Nina de Garis Davies * Temples, Towns and Cities: George Andrew Reisner; Ernesto Schiaparelli; Hassan Effendi Hosni; John Pendlebury; Walter Bryan Emery
A celebration of Egyptologists' intimate diaries and journals, brilliantly capturing the excitement of the golden age of Egyptology
Dr Chris Naunton is an Egyptologist, writer and broadcaster. He has published a number of articles and books on the history of Egyptology, most recently Searching for the Lost Tombs of Egypt (Thames & Hudson, 2018), and presented many related television documentaries, including Tut's Treasures - Hidden Secrets (Channel 5, 2018, National Geographic/Disney+), Egypt's Lost Pyramid (Channel 4, 2019) and King Tut's Last Mission (Channel 5, 2020). He worked for many years at the Egypt Exploration Society, London, acting as its director between 2012 and 2016. From 2015 to 2019 he was President of the International Association of Egyptologists and in 2016 he became director of the Robert Anderson Trust, a charity that provides support for young scholars visiting London to further their studies and research.
'This is a sumptuous volume and can be recommended without hesitation for those who are interested in Egyptology and also the history of the study of the subject as well. It is highly informative, well written, has beautifully reproduced illustrations and is a delight to read' - Timeless Travels