Nuns and Guns: Thoughts on Heritage, Histories, and Egyptology

Riggs, Christina (2017) Nuns and Guns: Thoughts on Heritage, Histories, and Egyptology. Review of Middle East Studies, 51 (2). pp. 221-227. ISSN 2151-3481

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In March 2017, the Museo Egizio in Turin, Italy opened an exhibition called Missione Egitto 1903–1920, exploring the history of the archaeological excavations from which much of the museum's impressive (and impressively displayed) collection derives. Known as the Missione Archeologica Italiana, the excavations were overseen by the museum's then-director, Ernesto Schiaparelli—an esteemed Egyptologist and prominent Catholic philanthropist. “Mission” was one of several terms archaeologists used to identify their work in the colonial Middle East, including Egypt: the Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale in Cairo originated in 1880 as the “Mission archéologique,” to take just one example (Reid 2002, 175).

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Art, Media and American Studies
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2017 07:13
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2022 16:32
DOI: 10.1017/rms.2017.110


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