Guy Brunton

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

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.



  • Qau and Badari (with chapters by Sir Alan Henderson Gardiner, and W. M. Flinders Petrie), London British School of Archaeology in Egypt, University College, Gower Street, W.C. & Bernard Quaritch, 11 Grafton Street, New Bond Street W., 1927.