Auguste Mariette

February 11th

  • Auguste-Ferdinand-François Mariette was a French archeologist who conducted major excavations throughout Egypt, revealing much about the earlier periods of Egyptian history.
  • Sent by the Louvre, in 1850, to purchase papyruses, at Saqqara he discovered the Serapeum.
  • He won renown too, for his battle against looting and the illicit export of antiquities.

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