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General view of the site
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Egypt Exploration Society excavations at Abydos, Egypt, ca. 1910s–1920s
Located in Resources / / Before Byzantium: The Early Activities of Thomas Whittemore (1871–1931) / Abydos, Egypt
Before the Rosetta Stone
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This post is provided by Anne Marie Creighton, who joins us this year as a research fellow in the Dumbarton Oaks Library. Something about ancient Egypt sets people’s curiosity alight, making them wonder about its temples and kings, its writing and history. Ever since the proverbial sightseers from classical Greece, writing tourist graffiti on monuments already ancient in 500 B.C., the great pyramids by the […]