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Auguste  Mariette

Auguste Mariette, one of the best identified early explorers of Egypt, but sometime of dubious fame in light .

Athanasius Kircher

He did make an early study of Egyptian hieroglyphs, appropriately establishing the link between the ancient Egyptian language and the Coptic language, for which he has been called the founder .

Archaeologists at the University of Bradford will be taking deep sea core   samples to find the DNA of Doggerland to reconstruct the environment

Seahenge, an early Bronze age structure on the coast of Norfolk, overlooks the ancient world of Doggerland Photo: Holmes Garden Photos/Alamy. A lost world off the British coast which was flooded by…

In 1871, a Norwegian seal hunter discovered a wooden hut on Novaya Zemlya in the Arctic Ocean. In it he found clothing, cooking pots, a tool chest, a clock, a flute, a cooking tripod, and several pictures.  It was the lodge of Willem Barentsz, who had passed the winter there in 1597 while seeking a northern route to China. Barentsz had died on the return journey, and the hut had stood for 270 years, awaiting rediscovery.

In 1871, a Norwegian seal hunter discovered a wooden hut on Novaya Zemlya in the Arctic Ocean. In it he found clothing, cooking pots, a tool chest, a clock, a flute, a cooking tripod, and several pictures. It was the lodge of Willem Barentsz, who had passed the winter there in 1597 while seeking a northern route to China. Barentsz had died on the return journey, and the hut had stood for 270 years, awaiting rediscovery.

adagiogminor:  Johann Joachim Winckelmann. (1717-1718)  He was a German art historian and archaeologist. He was a pioneering Hellenist who first articulated the difference between Greek, Greco-Roman and Roman art. “The prophet and founding hero of modern archaeology”, Winckelmann was one of the founders of scientific archaeology and first applied the categories of style on a large, systematic basis to the history of art. Many consider him the father of the discipline of art history. His…

cordisartis: “ Portrait of Johann Joachim Winckelmann 1768 Anton von Maron ”

After losing both of her parents in 1892, Mary Kingsley decided to use her inheritance to travel to Sierre Leone and collect research for her father's unfinished book on the cultures of Africa. She wrote two books about her observances there: Travels in West Africa (1897) and West African Studies (1899).

After losing both of her parents in 1892, Mary Kingsley decided to use her inheritance to travel to Sierre Leone and collect research for her father's unfinished book on the cultures of Africa. She wrote two books about her observances there: Travels in West Africa (1897) and West African Studies (1899).

Self-Portrait of Alexander, Paris, 1814 - Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was a Prussian geographer, naturalist & explorer. Humboldt's quantitative work on botanical geography laid the foundation for the field of biogeography. Between 1799 & 1804, he travelled extensively in Latin America, exploring & describing it for the first time in a manner generally considered to be a modern scientific point of view. By the early 1800s, Humboldt was one of the most famous men in Europe.

Alexander von Humboldt was a Prussian explorer, geographer, and naturalist.

Edward William Lane in 1829. "Lane’s edition is clearly a product of its early-Victorian moment. Lane had little use for, and even less patience with, Galland’s edition."  (http://www.branchcollective.org/?ps_articles=stephen-arata-on-e-w-lanes-edition-of-the-arabian-nights-entertainments-1838)

Read more about the life and works of classics author Edward W. Find books by Edward W. Lane and read biographies and histories.

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