Friday, December 23, 2005

Today in 1810

"Birth of Karl Richard Lepsius, German Egyptologist; Regarded as the founder of modern archaeology, his Egyptian Chronologies laid the foundation for a scientific treatment of early Egyptian history; he was the first to measure the Valley of the Tombs of Kings in Egypt".
This is the entire bulletin on the Vietnam News website.

P.S. I'm not doing a Saturday Trivia this week, and this is completely irrelevant to anything Egyptological, but I noticed on this web page that in 1888, on the same day that Lespius was born, Vincent van Gogh cut off a portion of his left ear :-)

1 comment:

Alice said...

Hi. I would like to make friends with people who enjoy archaeology. I've joined this site (archaeology) to try to meet some new friends but I wondered if you knew of any other such sites.
interested in archaeology