Richard Buchta

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Richard Buchta

Richard Buchta (19 January 1845 – 29 July 1894) was an Austrian explorer, born in Radlow, Galicia. In 1877 he visited Khartum, where Chinese Gordon, then Governor-General, facilitated his journey to Emin Pasha at Ladó, on the Upper Nile.

In 1885 he made another tour through Egypt and the desert to Fayum. He was a collaborator on the first volume of Wilhelm Junker's work on Africa and published: Die obern Nilländer, etc., with 160 photographic views (1881); Der Sudan und der Mahdi, Das Land, die Bewohner und der Aufstand (1884); and Der Sudan unter ägyptischer Herrschaft (1888).

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