HyperDic: egyptologist

English > 1 sense of the word Egyptologist:
NOUNperson Egyptologistan archeologist who specializes in Egyptology
English > Egyptologist: 1 sense > noun 1, person
MeaningAn archeologist who specializes in Egyptology.
InstancesCarter, Howard CarterEnglishman and Egyptologist who in 1922 discovered and excavated the tomb of Tutankhamen (1873-1939)
Champollion, Jean Francois ChampollionFrenchman and Egyptologist who studied the Rosetta Stone and in 1821 became the first person to decipher Egyptian hieroglyphics (1790-1832)
Young, Thomas YoungBritish physicist and Egyptologist
Broaderarcheologist, archaeologistAn anthropologist who studies prehistoric people and their culture
NounsEgyptologyarcheology of ancient Egyptian artifacts

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