Henry Salt: Artist, Traveller, Diplomat, Egyptologist

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Libri Publications Ltd, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 314 pages
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Henry Salt was one of the most important figures in early 19th century travel, archaeology and diplomacy. Celebrated for his expeditions to Abyssinia, Salt later became British Consul-General in Egypt, where he played an important diplomatic role. However, it is for his involvement in the re-discovery of ancient Egypt that he is best remembered. This study is an appreciation of this significant figure and brings to life a fascinating period in the history of Egypt and Abyssinia.
 

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Contents

A Lichfield Man
1
Voyage to the East
10
The Ras of Tigre and the Pasha of Egypt
26
The Government Mission
40
The Lion of Abyssinia
55
Mr Consul Salt and the Pasha of Egypt
67
The Sheik and the Giant
82
Captain Caviglia and the Pyramids of Giza
100
Romance and Diplomacy
182
Negotiations
197
Scholars Travellers and Tourists
213
The Years of Change
224
A Friend The Louvre and Growing Danger
236
Mr ConsulGeneral Salt
249
The End
267
Aftermath
272

Digging Out the Temple
109
The Earl of Belmore and the Lordly Party
125
The Pyramidical Brain
143
Collections and an Expedition
154
If Friends Thus Traduce Me
172
Notes and References
276
Bibliography
301
Index
308
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