Michał Tyszkiewicz

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Michał Tyszkiewicz (1828–1897) was a Polish collector of antiques and amateur Egyptologist, member of the once powerful Tyszkiewicz noble family.

He excavated at Luxor in 1861-1862 and revisited Egypt in 1867-1868, building up a collection during his travels. It is now split between Paris, London, Copenhagen, Berlin, Boston, Rome, and the Tyszkiewicz Palace at Lahojsk, Belarus. A small part of it remains in Poland in the National Museum in Warsaw.[1]


Another person bearing this name was Lithuanian envoy to the Crimean Tatars in 1537–39 and a possible author of "De moribus tartarorum, lituanorum et moscorum".


  • Diary of a Journey to Egypt and Nubia, Paris 1863.
  • Memories of an old collector, translated into English by Mrs. Andrew Lang. Longmans, Green, London 1898.