Alan H. Gardiner

Alan H. Gardiner


Born
in Eltham, The United Kingdom
March 29, 1879

Died
December 19, 1963


Sir Alan H. Gardiner was one of the premier Egyptologists of the early twentieth century. He is probably best remembered for two of his books, Egypt of the Pharaohs, and Egyptian Grammar which is considered to be among the best works in the field of Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs.

His interest in Egypt started at an early age. He began his education at Charterhouse and was sent to Paris for a year to study under Gaston Maspero, whom he had come to admire after reading a book he had written. Unfortunately, Maspero’s lectures did not live up to Gardiner’s expectations. From Paris, he traveled to England and attended The Queen’s College at Oxford. There he earned a second in Classical Moderations in 1899, and a first in Hebrew and Arabic in 1901
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Egyptian Grammar

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Egypt of the Pharaohs: An I...

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The Egyptians

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Notes on the Story of Sinuhe

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The Admonitions of an Egypt...

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Egyptian Letters To The Dea...

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Egyptian Hieratic Texts, Tr...

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Ramesside Administrative Do...

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Egyptian Hieratic Texts. Se...

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