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Green, Frederick William, 1869-1949 (Egyptologist)



  • Existence: 1869 - 1949


Frederick Green was born in London, 1869. He was educated at Jesus College, Cambridge, BA, 1898, MA, 1901. He studied Egyptology under Kurt Sethe at Göttingen and Strasbourg and excavated sites in Egypt with Flinders Petrie and Somers Clarke, including El Kab, 1895-7. He worked with James Quibell at Hierakonpolis, 1897-8, and alone, 1898-9, when he discovered the famous decorated tomb. He returned to El Kab with Somers Clarke and Archibald Sayce, 1901-2. He also worked as a mapmaker for the Geological Survey of Egypt, 1896-8, and on several subsequent expeditions with William Hume in the Eastern and Western Deserts. He was involved in surveying the topography and monuments of Nubia, 1906 and 1909-10. He led the Mond excavation of the Bucheum at Armant, 1929-30. He was Honorary Keeper of Antiquities at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, 1908-49. He died in Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire, 1949.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:


Frederick William Green: Correspondence and papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Green
Scope and Contents

The collection mainly comprises manuscripts, notebooks, correspondence, maps and drawings relating to the following excavations and surveys: Hierakonpolis, 1898-1900; El Kab, 1896, 1902; the Bucheum, 1930; Nubia, 1906, 1909-10; the Eastern Desert, 1897-1900, 1902, 1910; the Fayum and the Western Desert, 1908-9.

Dates: 1898-1930
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