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Early Man in Upper Egypt

Nature volume 145, pages 8485 (20 January 1940) | Download Citation



THE interest of the late Sir Robert Mond in the rock-drawings of the Egyptian desert was aroused by a collection of copies which had been made by Dr. Winkler in 1936; and with characteristic generosity and an equally characteristic ready appreciation of the possibilities of this line of research for the early history of man in Egypt, he undertook the responsibility for an expedition for the systematic study of the rock-drawings of Upper Egypt. In this preliminary report, Dr. Winkler summarizes and illustrates the results of his first season's work in 1936–37, dealing only with the most interesting and instructive examples, comprising about one tenth of his photographs. The material collected by the expedition has been deposited at the office of the Egypt Exploration Society, where it is available for consultation by students.

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