Antedating of "Egyptology"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Jun 28 02:29:53 UTC 2006

At 4:15 PM -0400 6/27/06, Fred Shapiro wrote:
>Egyptology (OED 1862)
>1847 _Fraser's Magazine_ June 638 (Periodicals Archive Online)  We predict
>that the very name of Egyptology will produce a general yawn.
Pretty sad for a prospective first cite...  (Of course Indiana Jones
wasn't big yet in 1847.)


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