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The Obelisk and the Englishman: The Pioneering Discoveries of Egyptologist William Bankes

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Scholarly, mischievous, and driven by curiosity about the unknown, William John Bankes (1786-1855) was a complex and talented member of England's landed gentry. A friend of Lord Byron, he achieved recognition on several fronts: as a daring explorer of ancient lands, notably Egypt and Petra; as a brilliant art collector, illustrator, and remodeler of Kingston Lacy, his family estate in Dorset; and, unfortunately, as the focus of a homophobic sex scandal, which forced him to leave his homeland. Bankes made key discoveries as ...

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The Obelisk and the Englishman: The Pioneering Discoveries of Egyptologist William Bankes
2015, Prometheus Books, Amherst

ISBN-13: 9781633880368

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