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Title: Brief Account of the Researches and Discoveries in Upper Egypt, Made under the Direction of Henry Salt, Esq.
Author: D'Athanasi, Giovanni
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2014
Paperback; ISBN: 9781108074711
Volumes: 1; Pages: 302
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Subtitle: To Which is Added a Detailed Catalogue of Mr Salt's Collection of Egyptian AntiquitiesOriginally named Demetrio Papandriopulo and of Greek parentage, Giovanni D'Athanasi (1798-1854) became in 1815 the servant of Henry Salt (1780-1827), the traveller and antiquary who became British Consul in Egypt and a pioneer Egyptologist. (An account by J. J. Halls of Salt's life and career is also reissued in this series.) Between 1817 and 1827, D'Athanasi excavated on Salt's behalf at Thebes. Published in 1836, this book was intended to accompany the sale of the collection of antiquities amassed by Salt, in which D'Athanasi had a financial interest, but various delays meant that it came out after the main sale had taken place. As well as an often diverting account (in which many axes are ground) of Salt's activities at Giza, Thebes, Memphis and Abu Simbel, the book contains a complete catalogue of the collection, indicating which items were later acquired by the British Museum.Table of Contents1. Domestic history of the author2. M. Calliaud's pretended discovery of the city of Berenice3. Arrive at the Nile4. Departure of Messrs Banks and Beechey for England5. Relics found in the temple of Karnak6. Rolls of papyrus used by the priests and wealthier classes7. Tombs at Gheezeh8. Misunderstanding between M. Calliaud and the author9. Interesting particulars of the appearance of a tomb on first being discovered10. A few observations on the customs and manners of the ArabsAppendixCatalogue of Mr Salt's collection of Egyptian antiquities