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Howard Carter

Howard Carter

Archaeologist and artist. Born at 10 Rich Terrace, Kensington. He first went to Egypt as an artist and drew the painted reliefs of Queen Hatsheput at Thebes. After several years as chief inspector ...

Person, Art, Exploring, History, Egypt

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John Dixon

John Dixon

Civil Engineer from Newcastle. Freemason. His brother, Waynman, was an engineer and an Egyptologist so was used on the project to bring Cleopatra's Needle to London. There is a legend that Waynm...

Person, Engineering, Egypt

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Daphne du Maurier

Daphne du Maurier

Novelist and playwright. Born at 24 Cumberland Terrace, Regents Park. Daughter of Gerald, grand-daughter of George.  She married Major Frederick Browning in 1932, and as an army wife was obliged to...

Person, Seriously Famous, Theatre, Literature, Egypt

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Amelia Edwards

Amelia Edwards

Egyptologist, novelist, journalist, traveller. Born Colebrook Row, Islington. First visited Egypt in 1873 and co-founded the Egypt Exploration Fund in 1882. Never married and bequeathed her collect...

Person, History, Egypt

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El Alamein

El Alamein

Town in Egypt. The name means 'two worlds'. It was the scene of two battles in 1942, fought by Britain and its allies against the axis of Germany and Italy.

Place, Armed Forces, Egypt

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