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Seller: tarekmmm (3,883) 100%, Location: 32111, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 202296650399 EGYPT ÄGYPTEN 1921 RARE LETTER SIGNED BY FRANCE Pierre Lacau Description: EGYPT ÄGYPTEN 1921 RARE LETTER SIGNED BY FRANCE Pierre Lacau VERY IMPORTANT NOTE : Shipping to United States & Australia takes up to 2 months shipping. Other countries 7 to 15 days Pierre LacauFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaDeath-mask of Tutankhamun.Pierre Lacau (25 November 1873 – 26 March 1963) was a French Egyptologist and philologist. He served as Egypt's director of antiquities from 1914 until 1936, and oversaw the 1922 discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings by Howard Carter.Contents [hide] 1Early life2Career3In popular culture4Publications5ReferencesEarly life[edit]Pierre Lacau was born in the French commune of Brie-Comte-Robert.[1] He was raised and educated as a Jesuit.[2]Career[edit]Lacau's first appointment in Cairo was to the International Commission for drafting the general catalogue of the Museum of Cairo.[1]In 1912 he was appointed director of the French Institute of Eastern Archaeology, succeeding Émile Chassinat, whose work he continued by excavating new structures within Abu Rawash, the funerary complex of Djedefre to the east of the pyramids of Giza.[1]From 1914 to 1936 he served as director general of the Department of Antiquities of Egypt.[1] He was appointed in 1914 to succeed Gaston Maspero but could not take up the position until after World War I. He immediately announced that excavation concessions would be limited to representatives of public institutions and societies. He then reinterpreted the law covering division of finds so that the Egyptian National Museum could take all unique finds and give the excavator all the rest.[3]Lacau oversaw the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922 by the English archaeologists Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon in the Valley of the Kings. Relations with Carter were rarely cordial and were exacerbated by both the monopoly of publication rights which Lord Carnarvon sold to The Times, and pressure from the Egyptian government who resented the lack of Egyptian involvement in the Tutankhamen excavation.[4]In 1924 Lacau, acting under the orders of the new Minister of Public Works, forbade the wives of Howard Carter's team to enter the tomb. Carter closed the tomb in protest, locked it, refused to hand over the keys, and posted an explanatory notice in the Old Winter Palace Hotel, Luxor, thus breaking the terms of his license and relinquishing full control to Lacau.[5]In 1938 Lacau was appointed professor at the Collège de France in Paris, where he held the chair in Egyptology until 1947; he was elected to the Academy of Inscriptions and Belles Lettres in 1939.[1]In popular culture[edit]Lacau was portrayed by Valentine Pelka in the 2005 BBC docudrama Egypt, and Nicolas Beaucaire in the 2016 ITV drama Tutankhamun.Publications[edit]General Catalogue of Egyptian Antiquities Museum in Cairo. Sarcophagi before the New Kingdom. Published by the French Institute of Oriental Archaeology, 1904.[1]Pierre Lacau / Jean-Philippe Lauer, excavations at Saqqara. The step pyramid. Volume V. Inscriptions in ink on Vases. Published by the French Institute of Oriental Archaeology, 1965.[1]Pierre Lacau 1933. Une stèle juridique de Karnak. SASAE 13. Cairo.[6]Pierre Lacau / Henri Chevrier 1956. Une Chapelle de Sésostris Ier à Karnak. I.Cairo.[6] EGYPTIAN Antiquities Service French Directors Auguste Mariette (1858-1881) Gaston Maspero (1881-1886) Eugène Grébaut (1886-1892) Jacques de Morgan (1892-1897) Victor Loret (1897-1899) Gaston Maspero (1899-1914) Pierre Lacau (1914-1936) Étienne Drioton (1936-1952 PLEASE SEE SCAN Payment: - I ONLY accept the following methods PayPal, Skrill and Domestic checks (inside Egypt) - Pay safety by your Visa credit card on line through www.skrill.com - Payment should be within 7 days from the end of end date, Personal Cheques not accepted - For other Payment methods, please contact me first. 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 1921 RARE LETTER SIGNED BY FRANCE Pierre Lacau, Material: Paper

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