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Ep30: The Godmother of Egyptology - Amelia Blanford Edwards
Episode 3019th October 2020 • The BackTracker History Show • The Backtracker
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An American newspaper called her in 1889 "the most learned woman in the world" for her dexterity in writing, research, and public speaking. In England today she is called the god-mother of Egyptology, for her dedication to the Egypt Exploration Society, which she founded. Amelia Blanford Edwards is the British writer and explorer who promoted the protection and preservation of ancient Egyptian sites.


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