Édouard Naville

{{Circa|1917}} Henri Édouard Naville (14 June 1844 – 17 October 1926) was a Swiss archaeologist, Egyptologist and Biblical scholar.

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. He excavated a number of sites in the Nile Delta including Tell el-Maskhuta (1882), the Wadi Tumilat (1885–86), Bubastis (1886–89), Tell el-Yahudiyeh (1887), Saft el-Hinna (1887), Ahnas (1890–91), Mendes and Tell el-Muqdam (1892). Many of the objects he found in his Delta excavations are preserved in the Cairo Museum, British Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

In the 1890s he excavated at the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahri where he was assisted by David George Hogarth, Somers Clarke and Howard Carter. In 1903-06 he returned to Deir el-Bahri to excavate the Mortuary Temple of Mentuhotep II, assisted by Henry Hall. In 1910 he worked in the royal necropolis at Abydos and his last excavation work was in the Osireion at Abydos which was left incomplete at the start of World War I.

In 1873, he married Marguerite de Pourtalès who accompanied him on his 14 trips to Egypt, meticulously recording his finds in photographs and drawings and including detailed accounts of the expeditions in her diaries.

Naville was the recipient of numerous international awards and honors and was the author of innumerable publications, both on his excavations and his textual studies. He died at Malagny (near Geneva) in 1926.

Naville was an archaeologist of the old fashioned school that concerned itself with large scale clearance of sites and little regard for the detailed evidence possibly to be found in the course of excavation. In his lifetime he was criticized by W. M. Flinders Petrie for his archaeological methods and D. G. Hogarth was sent by the Egypt Excavation Fund to observe and report on the nature of his work at Deir el-Bahri. His published reports are evidence of the lack of detail, but this is also typical of much of the archaeological practice of the time.

He received an honorary doctorate (LL.D) from the University of Glasgow in June 1901. Provided by Wikipedia
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Published 1894
The temple of Deir el Bahari : its plan, its founders, and its first explorers : introductory memoir /

: 31 pages, [1], 14 leaves of plates : illustrations ; 32 cm. : Includes bibliographical references and index.

Published 1891
Bubastis (1887-1889) /

: 71 pages : illustrations, ; 33 cm.

Published 1894
Ahnas el Medineh : (Heracleopolis Magna) with chapters on Mendes, the nome of Thoth, and Leontopolis /

: 5 page leave, 39, [1] page, 1 leave, [v]-vi page, 1 leave, 34, [2] page : front., illustrations, 27 plates (part folded include map) ; 22 cm.

Published 1892
The festival-hall of Osorkon II. in the great temple of Bubastis, (1887-1889) /

: vi, 40 page : front., illustrations. (plans) 39 plates (part folded) ; 33 cm.

Published 1888
The shrine of Saft el Henneh and the land of Goshen (1885) /

: 4 pages, 25, [1] page : illustrations ; 33 cm.

L'Écriture égyptienne : Essai sur l'origine et la formation de l'une des premières écritures méditerranéennes /

: IX, 143 pages ; 22 cm.

Published 1906
The tomb of Hatshopsitu /

: xv, 112 pages : illustrations., xv plates (incl. front.) ; 36 x 25 cm.

The temple of Deir el Bahari /

: part 1. The north-western end of the upper platform. : 7 parts. : illustrations, plate ; 46 x 36 cm.

The Mound of the Jew and the city of Onias : Belbeis, Samanood, Abusir, Tukh el Karmus. 1887 /

: vi, 76 pages, 26 leaves of plates : illustrations ; 33 cm.

Ahnas el Medineh (Heracleopolis Magna) : with chapters on Mendes, the nome of Thoth, and Leontopolis /

: 39, vi, 34 pages, 27 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations, map ; 32 cm.

The festival-hall of Osorkon II. in the great temple of Bubastis (1887-1889) /

: vi, 40 pages : frontispiece, illustrations (plans) 39 plates (some folded) ; 33 cm.

The store-city of Pithom and the route of the Exodus /

: viii, 31, [1] pages : Frontispiece12 plates (3 folded) 2 maps ; 33 cm.

The shrine of Saft el Hennen and the land of goshen (1885) /

: 26 pages, 11 folded plate ; 24 cm.

The XIth dynasty temple at Deir el-Bahari /

: Part I by Edouard Naville, with chapters by H. R. Hall and E. R. Ayrton ; pt. II by Edouard Naville, with architectural description by Somers Clarke ; pt. III by Edouard Naville and H. R. Hall, with an appendix by C. T. Currelly.
Erratum slip inserted in part 3. : 3 volumes : illustrations, 91 plates (part color, part folded ; include fronts. (volume1,3) plans) : 32 cm.

The Cemeteries of Abydos /

: 3 volumes : illustrations ; 32 cm. : Includes bibliographical references and index.

Published 2012
Voyage en Egypte (1868-1869), suivi de Historie de l'egyptologie (1892) /

: Includes index. : 196 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm. : 2940011133
9782940011131 : 1018-1091 ; : Noura

Published 2012
Voyage en Egypte (1868-1869), suivi de, Historie de l'egyptologie (1892) /

: 196 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9782940011131
2940011133 : 1018-1091 ;

Published 1971
Das Ägyptische Totenbuch der XVIII. bis XX. Dynastie

: 3 v. 27-38 cm.

The funeral papyrus of Iouiya /

: "Contains only a certain number of the chapters of the Book of the dead." : viii, 20 pages : xxxiv plates, (facsimiles) ; 33 cm.

Published 1908
The funeral papyrus of Iouiya.

: "Contains only a certain number of the chapters of the Book of the dead." : viii, 20 pages xxxiv plates (facsimile) 33 x 26 cm.

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