- the scientific study of Egyptian antiquities.
Origin of Egyptology
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If I'm anything, I'm a—an Egyptologist, in an amateur sort of way, you know.
They would take me for an Egyptologist at his sacrilegious work.'Franz Liszt
He is an antiquary,—an Egyptologist, and thereto his soul is wedded.
Here, red and unornamented as the house itself, the future Egyptologist was born.
"I am an Egyptologist—among other details," said the Tracer calmly.The Tracer of Lost Persons
Robert W. Chambers
- the study of the archaeology and language of ancient Egypt
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Word Origin and History for egyptologist
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