Henri Édouard NAVILLE

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SwissBorn Henri Édouard NAVILLE

Swiss archaeologist, Egyptologist and Biblical scholar

Born on June 14, 1844 in Genève, Suisse , Switzerland

Died on October 17, 1926 in Malagny, France

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Born in Geneva, he studied at the University of Geneva, King's College, London, and the Universities of Bonn, Paris, and Berlin. He was a student of Karl Richard Lepsius and later his literary executor.



He first visited Egypt in 1865, where he copied the Horus texts in the temple at Edfu. During the Franco-Prussian War he served as a captain in the Swiss army. His early work concerned the solar texts and the Book of the Dead. In 1882 he was invited to work for the newly founded Egypt Exploration Fund.

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