MARIETTE PASHA, FRANÇOIS AUGUSTE FERDINAND

MARIETTE PASHA, FRANÇOIS AUGUSTE FERDINAND
   Egyptologist, born at Boulogne; became professor in the college there in 1841, entered the Egyptian department of the Louvre in 1849, and next year set out for Egypt; eight years later he was made keeper of the monuments to the Egyptian government, and in 1879 was made a pasha; he died at Cairo; he made many valuable discoveries and excavations, among which were the burial-place of the Apis bulls, the Sphinx monument, and many temples (1821-1881).

The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. . 1907.

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