Egyptologist

Definitions of Egyptologist
  1. noun
    an archeologist who specializes in Egyptology
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    examples:
    Howard Carter
    Englishman and Egyptologist who in 1922 discovered and excavated the tomb of Tutankhamen (1873-1939)
    Jean Francois Champollion
    Frenchman and Egyptologist who studied the Rosetta Stone and in 1821 became the first person to decipher Egyptian hieroglyphics (1790-1832)
    Thomas Young
    British physicist and Egyptologist; he revived the wave theory of light and proposed a three-component theory of color vision; he also played an important role in deciphering the hieroglyphics on the Rosetta Stone (1773-1829)
    type of:
    archaeologist, archeologist
    an anthropologist who studies prehistoric people and their culture
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