William Kelly Simpson
William Kelly Simpson (born January 3, 1928 – March 24, 2017 in New York City) was an American professor of Egyptology, Archaeology, Ancient Egyptian literature, and Afro-Asiatic languages at Yale University.
He married Marilyn Ellen Milton (1931—1980), a granddaughter of philanthropists John Davison Rockefeller Jr.. William and Marilyn have two children:
- Laura Knickerbacker Simpson (1954-2012)
- Abigail Rockefeller Simpson (born 1958), married Todd Mydland.
Simpson died on March 24, 2017 at the age of 89.
- Peter Manuelian (editor): Studies in Honor of William Kelly Simpson, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 1996 ISBN 0878463909
- David Shavit, The United States in the Middle East: A Historical Dictionary (Greenwood Press, 1988: ISBN 0-313-25341-2).
- Yale University Press. (2009). The Literature of Ancient Egypt. Retrieved on 08-03-2009.
- The Cambridge University Catalogue. (2009). The Great Pyramid: Ancient Egypt Revisited. Retrieved on 08-03-2009.
- University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. (2007). The Pennsylvania-Yale Excavations at Abydos, Egypt. Retrieved 08-03-2009.
- "Beloved TD fellow passes at 89". yaledailynews.com. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
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