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Armand de Banville 
M. de Banville records Egyptian monuments and inscriptions on the French government mission headed by M. le Vicomte Emmanuel de Rougé 
1867 
  
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Joseph P Thompson "Fresh Notes on Egyptology", The Bibliotheca Sacra, Volume XXIV, Oct. 1867, p.772
 
M. le Vicomte Emmanuel de Rougé has published a valuable essay upon the earliest monuments of Egyptian history, entitled Recherches sur les monuments qu'on peut attribuer aux six Premières dynasties de Manéthon*. This volume is the first instalment of the results of the mission organized four years ago by the French government, for historical explorations in Egypt. In this mission Count Rougé, the first of French Egyptologers, was accompanied by his son, who had prepared himself by three years of special study and practice in copying hieroglyphic inscriptions, M. Wescher, who has had much experience in deciphering Greek inscriptions, M. de Banville, a skilful photographer, and M. Mariette, who was detailed for this service by the king of Egypt. The material results of the mission were six volumes of inscriptions hitherto unpublished, copied by hand, and two hundred and twenty photographic plates, reproducing the historical walls of temples, the most important inscriptions, and the finest monuments of Egyptian art.
 
* Paris: Imprimerie Imperiale. Quarto, pp. 165, with plates. 1866.
 
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