Giovanni Battista Belzoni (1778 - 1823)
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Italian explorer and pioneer archaeologist of Egyptian antiquities. Married the English traveller and writer Sarah Banne (1783-1870).
Born: 5 November 1778 in Padua
Died: 3 December 1823
Giovanni Battista Belzoni
Narrative of the operations and recent discoveries within the pyramids, temples, tombs, and excavations in Egypt and Nubia; and of a journey to the coast of the Red Sea in search of the ancient Berenice; and another to the oasis of Jupiter Ammon - London: 1821
The Alabaster Sarcophagus Of Oimenepthah I., King Of Egypt, Now In Sir John Soane's Museum, Lincoln's Inn Fields. Drawn By Joseph Bonomi, And Described By Samuel Sharpe. - London:: 1864.