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Sir E. A. Wallis Budge

Nature volume 135, pages 172173 (02 February 1935) | Download Citation



IN the course of the year 1934, Egyptology had to record a heavier loss of life amongst its leaders than has occurred in any other single year of its century odd of history. Five of the seven who died were Englishmen; the last was Sir Wallis Budge, for more than thirty years keeper of Egyptian and Assyrian antiquities in the British Museum, and one uar y of the two most widely known Egyptologists that Great Britain has produced. The characteristics that gave him the unique position which he held in the public mind were no ordinary gifts, and are perhaps not to be found combined in our own generation.

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