added by archaeologs (1810-84). Outstanding German Egyptologist of the 19th century. He followed up the lead of Champollion with further work on the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphic writing. He also worked in the field and between 1842 and 1855 led an expedition to record the monuments of Egypt and Nubia. The results of this expedition were published in 12 magnificently illustrated volumes entitled Denkmäler an Aegypten und Aethiopien (1859).
The Macmillan dictionary of archaeology, Ruth D. Whitehouse, 1983