Sir John Gardner Wilkinson(1797-1875), Explorer and Egyptologist
Sitter in 4 portraits
Wilkinson, an early Victorian authority on Ancient Egypt, spent twelve years, from 1821 to 1833 in the country, learning Coptic and Arabic, furthering his knowledge of hieroglyphics, and surveying and recording the remains of ancient Egyptian society. Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians was published in two series in 1837 and 1841, and enhanced his reputation as an Egyptologist. Between 1841 and 1856, Wilkinson revisited Egypt four times, as well as travelling through Western Europe, the Mediterranean, Asia Minor and North Africa. After his marriage in 1856, Wilkinson focused his studies on British archaeology and antiquities, and published several article on these subjects.
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