EGYPT ÄGYPTEN 1897 LETTER SIGNED by France Georges Legrain LOT 2

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Seller: tarekmmm (3,926) 100%, Location: 32111, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 192779230434 Description:EGYPT ÄGYPTEN 1897 LETTER SIGNED by France Georges Legrain LOT 2PLEASE SEE SCANVERY IMPORTANT NOTE : Shipping to United States takes up to 2 months cost $10.00 registered mail via United Arab Emirates or $37.71 via Fedex. Other countries 15 to 21 days Georges Legrain From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (January 2016) (Learn how and when to remove this template message) Georges Legrain Georges Albert Legrain (4 October 1865 in Paris—22 August 1917 in Luxor) was a French Egyptologist. Contents [hide] · 1Life and work · 2Karnak Cachette · 3His last years · 4Notes · 5External links · 6Publications Life and work[edit] From 1883 to 1890 Legrain was a student at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, but he also studied Egyptology at that time, attending lectures at the Sorbonne by famous scholars like Gaston Maspero. His first academic article, on the analysis of a Demotic papyrus, appeared in 1887. In 1898, he married Jeanne-Hélène Ducros, with whom they had 2 children. In 1892, he was offered the opportunity to go to Cairo as a member of the local Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale (IFAO) underUrbain Bouriant to work as archaeological draftsman and illustrator. Jacques de Morgan, the new head of the Service of Antiquities, was then preparing his Catalogue des Monuments et Inscriptions de l’Egypte. Legrain worked on the first volume, dealing with the graffiti in the area of Aswan, where he also took part in the excavations. He spent many years with his research in the Temple of Karnak. Since 1895, he was the overseer of the antiquities there, and in charge of the restoration of the huge temple complex of Karnak in Luxor. In 1899, 11 of the massive columns of the Great Hypostyle Hall at Karnak had collapsed in a chain reaction. So Legrain was in charge of the rebuilding of this part of the Temple, where the workers now had to construct new solid foundations for the columns. On 15 of May 1902 he recorded in the "Annales" the completion of this part of the work.[1] Later, similar work had to continue to strengthen the rest of the columns of the Temple. Karnak Cachette[edit] In 1903, Legrain made a momentous discovery at the Temple—he discovered a cache of nearly eight hundred stone statues and seventeen thousand bronzes, as well as other artifacts. They were buried in the north-west section of the courtyard of the Temple of Amun, in front of the Seventh Pylon.[2] This is now known as the Cachette Court of the Precinct of Amun-Re—which is one of the four main temple enclosures that make up the immense Karnak Temple Complex. Among those 800 stone statues, there were more than 350 Block statues.[3] This was the largest Egyptian statue hoard ever recorded. It is generally believed that the hoard was ritually buried by temple priests in the Ptolemaic period to relieve the crowding of private offerings given over the centuries. The work of unearthing all these objects—made difficult by the high water table—lasted until 1907. Most of the statues ended up in the Cairo Museum, but also at other museums around the world. The objects date mostly from the New Kingdom up to the end of the Ptolemaic period. Some objects from the Old and Middle Kingdoms were also found. From the Old Kingdom, the lower part of a striding statue of the 5th Dynasty King Niuserre was found. There are more finds from the Middle Kingdom, such as the royal statues of Senusret I, Senusret III and Amenemhet III. A database project on the Karnak Cachette was launched in 2006 as a joint project of the Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale (IFAO) and the Supreme Council of Antiquities(SCA) of Egypt. In January 2012, Version 2 of the Karnak Cachette Database was made available online. It gives access to around 8000 photos documenting the statues kept in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. His last years[edit] He continued his work in Egypt even after the beginning of WWI. His hard work and the pressures of dealing with the bureaucracy led to illness and his sudden death in 1917. His excavation diaries, as well as his master list of the Karnak Cachette objects are now lost. Only the published reports remain. Yet he was a good photographer, and more than 1200 photos of his excavations and rebuilding still survive.[4] Shipping: Item will send only By registered mail Terms of Sale: Feed back I will place feedback to the buyer after the complete of the transaction successfully. Please, If you are happy with the transaction post me +ve feedback and I will do the same. If not contact me first so we can solve the problem Contact Us: If you have any questions please contact us Condition: EGYPT ÄGYPTEN 1897 LETTER SIGNED by France Georges Legrain LOT 2, Material: Paper, Provenance: Ownership History Not Available

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