Wilkinson, Sir John Gardner

Wilkinson, Sir John Gardner
   British Egyptologist. He was born in Little Missenden, Buckinghamshire, England, on 5 October 1797. Educated at Harrow and Oxford, he was persuaded to devote his studies to Egyptology, and from 1821–1833 he studied hieroglyphs and recording inscriptions in Egypt. He initiated the numbering of the tombs in the Valley of the Kings. Wilkinson can be regarded as the founder of Egyptology in Great Britain, and he wrote several books, including his best seller The Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians(1837). He died in Llandovery, Wales, on 29 October 1875.
   See also Champollion, Jean-Francois; Lepsius, Richard.
Historical Dictionary Of Ancient Egypt by Morris L. Bierbrier

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