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Life and Times of Takabuti in Ancient EgyptInvestigating the Belfast Mummy$
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Rosalie David and Eileen Murphy

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9781800348585

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2022

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781800348585.001.0001

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The Orientalist Revd Dr Edward Hincks (1792–1866)

The Orientalist Revd Dr Edward Hincks (1792–1866)

(p.38) The Orientalist Revd Dr Edward Hincks (1792–1866)
Life and Times of Takabuti in Ancient Egypt

Gerry Millar

Liverpool University Press

The much-anticipated unwrapping of Takabuti in 1835 by members of the Belfast Natural History Society created huge interest and excitement, but the event was delayed to ensure the presence of one man to decipher the hieroglyphs (see Chapter 1, pp. 32–35). He was not a professor from the British Museum or even a professional Egyptologist. He was a country parson, an amateur Orientalist, the Revd Dr Edward Hincks, Church of Ireland rector of Killyleagh, Co. Down (...

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