Giovanni Battista Belzoni


Born
in Padua, Italy
November 05, 1778

Died
December 03, 1823

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Sometimes known as The Great Belzoni, was a prolific Italian explorer of Egyptian antiquities.

Once a circus strongman he was sent by Henry Salt, the British consul to Egypt, to the Ramesseum at Thebes, from where he removed with great skill the colossal bust of Ramesses II, commonly called "the Young Memnon". Shipped by Belzoni to England, this piece is still on prominent display at the British Museum.

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