Richard Lepsius: A Biography

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W.S. Gottsberger, 1887 - 347 páginas
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Página 171 - Egyptian journey and published in 1852, is therefore an almost indispensable companion. In the words of Ebers, it is and must ever remain the chief and most fundamental work for the study of Egyptology. An intelligible view of Egyptian history was impossible without a secure chronological basis. Several attempts had been recently made, notably in Bunsen's ' Egypt's Place in Universal History ' and Bockh's study of Manetho. The incomparable treatise of Lepsius on the ' Chronology of the Egyptians...

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