D Athanasi Giovanni
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  • Giovanni D’Athanasi is not a name usually related with archaeology. This is because he was not a taught archaeologist—nor was he a draftsman, a linguist, or a distinguished scholar of any kind.
  • He was the type of man related respectably with Egyptology in its childhood, a man hired by others to acquire artifacts for the growing market of private collectors throughout Europe.
  • D' Athanasi was not as famed in his artifact extractions as his longest employer, Henry Salt, with which he assisted in finding three significant collections of Egyptian art and artifacts.
  • Nor was he as infamous as his co-worker, the ex- circus strongman Giovanni Belzoni, who, at one point, challenged to blast his way into the Great Pyramid of Khufu.
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A Brief Account Of The Researches And Discoveries In Upper Egypt: Made Under The Direction Of Henry Salt (1836) ,A Brief Account of the Researches and Discoveries in Upper Egypt, Made Under the Direction of Henry ,A Brief Account of the Researches and Discoveries in Upper Egypt Made Under the Direction of H. Salt by G. D'athanasi .