Gaston Maspero
Date of Birth  :
June 23, 1846 – June 30,
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Educational background  :
  • While at school he dedicated a special taste for history, and by the age of fourteen he was already interested in hieroglyphic writing.
Acheivements / Contributions  :

  • Auguste Mariette gave him two newly discovered hieroglyphic texts of considerable complexity to study, and the young self-taught scholar produced translations of them in less than a fortnight.
  • In 1869 he became an instructor of Egyptian language and archeology at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, and in 1874 he was selected to the chair of Champollion at the Collège de France.
  • He also set including a network of local museums throughout Egypt, including a new larger Cairo facility, to support the Egyptians to take greater responsibility for the maintenance of their own inheritance by increasing public awareness of it.
Bibliography  :
Manual of Egyptian Archaeology and Guide to the Study of Antiquities in Egypt,Popular Stories of Ancient Egypt: -1915,Geschichte der Kunst in ägypten (German Edition).