Fwd: pyramidiot (1971)

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Sat Jan 31 12:29:17 UTC 2004

According to the 30 Jan. Daily Star [Lebanon]


Egyptologist Zahi Hawass "...reportedly coined the term 'pyramidiots.'"

In 1971 John David Wortham, The Genesis of British Archaeology, 1549-1906
used "pryamidiot" of Charles Piazzi Smith and others. I have not seen his 1967
(c1968) U. of Texas Ph.D. dissertation, Uraeus: a History of British Interest
in the Antiquities of Egypt.... Hawass was an Egyptologist by 1971, so this by
itself does not exclude him as the possible coiner.

Earlier uses?

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