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27/08/1865 American Egyptologist James Henry Breasted is born

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The Life and Times of James Henry Breasted

He wrote very influential books A History of Egypt (1905) and Ancient Times: A History of the Early World (1916). Breasted was the first scholar in America to hold a professorship in Egyptology when he was appointed at the University of Chicago. He led the University's first archaeological survey of Egypt and western Asia.