Definition of Egyptology in English:

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Egyptology

Pronunciation: /ˌiːdʒɪpˈtɒlədʒi/

noun

[mass noun]
The study of the language, history, and culture of ancient Egypt.
Example sentences
  • He studied Egyptology and archaeology at Charles University, Prague.
  • He was treasurer of the Prehistoric Society between 1947 and 1970, and had many other interests - folklore, music, place-name studies, Egyptology, and coins.
  • But the discovery of Tut's tomb is still probably the most romantic and mysterious episode in the history of Egyptology.

Derivatives

Egyptological

adjective
Example sentences
  • Fringe Egyptological circles were in a state of excitement throughout the 1990s, expecting an announcement any day.
  • This emphasis on the social context of the visual arts and architecture is a welcome advance from the subjective stylistic judgments that have too often characterized Egyptological art history.
  • This exhibit, culled from one of the world's most comprehensive Egyptological collections, chronicles Western interest in ancient Egypt.

Egyptologist

Pronunciation: /iːdʒɪpˈtɒlədʒɪst/
noun
Example sentences
  • ‘It's opened up an entirely new world for Egyptologists,’ he says.
  • The tomb of Tutankhamun was discovered in the Valley of the Kings in 1922 by British Egyptologist Howard Carter.
  • Of these two tombs, we have also discovered a detailed day-by-day excavation journal, previously thought by Egyptologists to have disappeared or never to have existed.
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