Guy Brunton

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Guy Brunton OBE (1878 in London, England – 17 October 1948 in White River, Mpumalanga, South Africa[1]) was an English archaeologist and Egyptologist who discovered the Badarian predynastic culture. He married Winifred Newberry on 28 April 1906. Her father built Prynnsberg Estate. He served in the First World War and returned to archaeology becoming assistant director of the Cairo Museum in 1931, he retired to South Africa.[2]

Face of a king, probably Senusret III, wearing the nemes royal headdress. Quartzite. 12th Dynasty. From Egypt. Presented by Guy Brunton. The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, London

A student of Sir Flinders Petrie, Brunton became Assistant Director of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo in 1931.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Guy Brunton" British 1820 Settlers to South Africa Archived 2011-07-07 at the Wayback Machine 22 September 2010
  2. ^ "Guy Brunton MSS".

Publications[edit]

  • Brunton, Guy (1927). Qau and Badari I. British School of Archaeology in Egypt/Egyptian Research Account. 44. London: Bernard Quaritch.
  • — (1928). Qau and Badari II. British School of Archaeology in Egypt/Egyptian Research Account. 45. London: Bernard Quaritch.
  • —; Caton-Thompson, Gertrude (1928). The Badarian civilisation and predynastic remains near Badari. British School of Archaeology in Egypt/Egyptian Research Account. 46. London: Bernard Quaritch.
  • — (1930). Qau and Badari III. British School of Archaeology in Egypt/Egyptian Research Account. 50. London: Bernard Quaritch.
  • — (1937). Mostagedda and the Tasian culture. British Museum Expeditions to Middle Egypt. 1. London: Bernard Quaritch.
  • — (1948). Matmar. British Museum Expeditions to Middle Egypt. 2. London: Bernard Quaritch.