Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Egyptologist: Fr. Claude Sicard, S.J.

Throughout the 18th century travelers took up the call, and came to Egypt not only to describe what they saw but also to make accurate records. Travelogues evolved into geographical catalogues, and included the ancient sites and monuments. One antiquary was the Jesuit Claude Sicard, who travelled in Egypt between 1707 and 1726. he documented 20 of the major pyramids, 24 complete temples and over 50 decorated tombs.
More on Fr. Claude Sicard, S.J. (here) , (here) and (here)

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