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In the latest issue of Ancient Egypt magazine (No.78, June-July 2013) I have an article entitled “Egyptology and Photography: Two Founding Fathers” which traces the correspondence between W H F Talbot and Egyptologist Karl Richard Lepsius in the 1840s. Lepsius was then preparing for his pioneering expedition to Egypt, and wanted to learn the art of photography from Talbot so that his team could use cameras to record inscriptions and ancient monuments. As well as examining the evidence for what actually happened in Egypt, the article discusses Talbot's interest in Egyptology and ancient languages.
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