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Egyptology Explained

egyptology at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


Egyptology at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Study of pharaonic Egypt from the putative beginnings of Egyptian culture (c.4500 BC) to the Arab conquest (AD 641). Egyptology began with discovery of the Rosetta Stone (1799) and publication of Description de l'É gypt (1809-28) by scholars accompanying Napoleon. In the 19th cent. the Egyptian government opened Egypt to Europeans, many of whose collecting activities amounted to plundering. In 1880 F. Petrie brought controlled, scientifically recorded excavation to Egypt, revolutionizing archaeology and pushing Egyptian origins back to 4500 BC. The discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb in 1922 heightened public awareness. In 1975 the First International Congress of Egyptology convened in Cairo. Many little-explored sites remain.

Egyptology at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Egyptology \E`gyp*tol"o*gy\, n. [Egypt + -logy.]
The science or study of Egyptian antiquities, esp. the

Egyptology at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : archeology of ancient Egyptian artifacts

egyptology at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: term » Egypt|lang=en + Inter: term » -o-|lang=en + Inter: term » -logy|lang=en.


Inter: audio » en-us-egyptology.ogg|Audio (US)


Inter: en-noun » pl=egyptologies
  • Inter: alternative spelling of » Egyptology
    1. Inter: quote-news » title=Tut Exhibit Brings Out Treasure Owners|work=Eugene Register-Guard|city=Eugene, OR|date=Apr 8|year=1978|passage=People who think they may have priceless Egyptian relics "are coming out of the wood work" as a result of the interest in egyptology which has accompanied the national tour of King Tut's treasures.
    2. Inter: quote-book » title=Music and science in the age of Galileo|page=102|author=Victor Coelho|year=1992|passage=from the popular corpus of sixteenth-century emblematics, bestiaries, encyclopedias, egyptologies, and the like.
    3. Inter: quote-news » title=Richard Parker, 87, A Scholar at Brown In Egyptology, Dies|work=New York Times|date=Jun 5|year=1993|passage=Richard A. Parker, professor emeritus of egyptology at Brown University and an author and researcher on the subject, died on Thursday in Providence
    4. Inter: quote-book » Awards, Honors & Prizes: International and Foreign 1995-96‎|author=Debra M. Kirby|coauthors=Gita Siegman|year=1994||page=273|passage=Thomas Eric Peet Travelling Prize To encourage study of egyptology and prehistory of the Mediterranean lands and the Near East.


      Inter: trans-see » Egyptology

    Translation: et » egyptology
    Translation: el » egyptology
    Translation: eu » egyptology
    Translation: no » egyptology
    Translation: pl » egyptology
    Translation: sv » egyptology
    Translation: vi » egyptology

  • Egyptology at English (WD) Of Explained:


    Alternative forms

    * egyptology


    Inter: suffix » Egypt|logy


    Inter: en-noun » Egyptologies|-
  • Inter: uncountabl » e The study of ancient Egypt.
    1. Inter: countabl » e A work concerning ancient Egypt.


      Inter: trans-top » the study of ancient Egypt

  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|egyptologie|f
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|egyptologie|f
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|egiptologio
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|egyptologia
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|égyptologie|f
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Ägyptologie|f
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|αιγυπτιολογία|f (aigyptiología)
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|egyiptológia

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|Éigipteolaíocht|f
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|egittologia
    • Khmer: Inter: t- » km|អេហ្សីបវិទ្យា|tr=eeziip vityie|sc=Khmr
    • Latin: aegyptologia
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|egiptología|f
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|egyptologi|c
    • Volapük: Inter: t- » vo|Lägüptänav

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Category: Category:English words suffixed with -ology -
    Translation: cs » Egyptology
    Translation: et » Egyptology
    Translation: fr » Egyptology
    Translation: ko » Egyptology
    Translation: io » Egyptology
    Translation: zh » Egyptology