Antedating of "Egyptology"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Thu Jun 29 13:31:44 UTC 2006

On Thu, 29 Jun 2006, Stephen Goranson wrote:

> "Egyptology" appears in a publication dated 1846. Page 3 top line,

Here's still earlier:

1845 _Southern Literary Messenger_ July 402 ff. (American Periodical
Series)  Whatever may have been the extent of Mr. G.'s attainments, when
he first adopted Egyptology, as a profession, he soon made them _more_
than sufficient for his purposes.

Fred Shapiro

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