Catalogue Général des Antiquités Egyptiennes du Musée du Caire. Nos 23001-23256. Tables d’Offrandes. TWO VOLUMES IN ONE.

Kamal, Ahmed Bey. 1851-1923.

Book ID: 33792


Small Folio, Volume I: Text: iv, 211 pp, [1 errata], illustrations, tables / Volume II: 55 plates, title in black and red, half morocco with marbled boards, rubbed, title gilt on raised spine, Ex-Libris stamp on vol.1 title page, original wrappers preserved, index, copy in very good condition, part of the Service des Antiquites de l’Egypte series; Imprimerie de l’Institut Francais d’Archeologie Orientale, Cairo, 1906- 1909.


Ahmad Kamal Bey was Egypt’s first Egyptologist and pioneer in his own country. He trained under the German Egyptologist Heinrich Brugsch.
He served as a curator at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo and a staff member of the Supreme Council of Antiquities. He was jointly responsible for the Egyptian collections’ classification and significantly involved in the museum’s removal from both Boulaq to Giza and Giza to the Tahrir Square at Cairo’s city center.
He took part in several excavations at Dayr al-Barsha, Gabal at-Tayr, Tihna el-Gebel, Gamhud, Atfih, Mayr, Shaykh Sa’id, Asyut and in the Nile Valley.

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