Franz Joseph Lauth

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Franz Joseph Lauth (18 February 1822, Landau, Germany - 11 February 1895, Munich), was a German Egyptologist.

Career[edit]

From 1842-1845 he studied classical philology. In 1849 he became a teacher at the Wilhelmsgymnasium (Munich). In 1865 he was appointed professor at the Maximilians Gymnasium and received a gold medal from Maximilian II of Bavaria[why?]. From this recognization he was able to gain access to the collections at the court and library of Louis I and study the royal collection of Egyptian artifacts held within. He later studied similar collections in Vienna, Trieste, Rome, Florence, Paris, London and Leiden (focusing especially on the papyri). He made major contributions to the newly founded Journal of Egyptian Language and Antiquities. In 1869 he was appointed Honorary Professor of Egyptology, at Munich University and curator of the Egyptian collections.[1][2] Some time later he began to be heavily criticized for the style of his writings[why?]. In the winter of 1872/73 he toured Egypt (Cairo, Alexandria and Luxor) which led to him publish some Travel letters, about his experiences there. Subsequent research by others increasingly diminished the importance of his writings. After his resignation in 1882, he was gradually forgotten.[3]

Selected works[edit]

Lauth published 184 books, papers and miscellaneous writings during his lifetime.[4]

  • From Prehistoric Times of Egypt: A clear representation of the Egyptian history and culture from first beginnings to Augustus (in 1879-80)
  • The Zodiacs of Denderah: memo where they establish that these are memorial calendars of...
  • Manetho and the Turiner King's papyrus (1865)
  • The Historical Results of Egyptology (1869)
  • Explicatory Index of the monuments of the Egyptian Alterthums (1875)
  • Guide to the K. Antiquarium in Munich (1870) [5]
  • Papyrus Prisse (82 pages) [6]
  • Egyptian Chronology (1877) - 240 pages [7]
  • From ancient Egypt: Issue 1 The prehistoric period (544 pages) [8]
  • The Stele of Piankhy (1870) [9][10]
  • On the date of the Nativity - Letter to Mr.Bosanquet (1876) [11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Projekt Runeberg Retrieved 12:48, 28 August 2011 via Wikipedia Sweden
  2. ^ Joseph Thomas. - Universal pronouncing dictionary of biography and mythology (Volume 2) [1] Retrieved 2012-01-21
  3. ^ [2] Retrieved 13/09/2011 Kessler, Dieter, "Lauth, Franz Joseph," in: New German Biography 13 (1982), p. 741 f. [3] or [4] Retrieved 2011-11-05
  4. ^ worldcat retrieved 13/09/2011
  5. ^ W.Christ & J.Lauth - In Commission bei G.Franz Retrieved 2011-09-13
  6. ^ books.google Retrieved 2011-09-24
  7. ^ K. J. Trübner Retrieved 2012-01-21
  8. ^ Published October 30th 2003 by Adamant Media Corporation - © 2012 Goodreads Inc (Otis Chandler) Retrieved 2012-01-21
  9. ^ Verlag der k. Akademie text written in the german language from the Internet Archive & © 2012 Goodreads Inc Retrieved 2012-01-21
  10. ^ Sarah M. Schellinger, University of Toronto - milestonedocuments
  11. ^ Christine Beinlich-Seeber - Bibliographie Altagypten, 1822-1946 Otto Harrassowitz Verlag - (previously books.google) Retrieved 2012-01-21

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