Herbert Eustis Winlock

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Herbert Eustis Winlock
Born (1884-02-01)February 1, 1884
Washington D.C.
Died January 26, 1950(1950-01-26) (aged 65)
Venice, Florida
Occupation Egyptologist
Employer Metropolitan Museum of Art

Herbert Eustis Winlock (February 1, 1884 – January 26, 1950) was an American Egyptologist employed with the Metropolitan Museum of Art during his entire Egyptological career. Central to the great era of American museum-sponsored Egyptian excavations, Winlock's work contributed greatly to Egyptology's development, in particular his reconstruction of the royal lineage of the Egyptian Middle Kingdom. Much of the Met's collection of Egyptian artifacts comes from his archaeological expeditions, particularly his excavations at Thebes.

A major contribution was the excavation from 1910 to 1920 of the palace of Malqata, built by the Pharaoh Amenhotep III.

He served as director of the Met from 1932 until his retirement in 1939 and remained director emeritus until his death.

His father, William Crawford Winlock, was an assistant secretary at the Smithsonian Institution.


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Preceded by
Edward Robinson
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Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Succeeded by
Francis Henry Taylor