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Robert Huntington was Professor of Theology, ...

Latin Text:

ROBERTUS HUNTINGTON S.T. Professor, Collegior? Mertonensis hic Oxonii Socius, ac SS. et Individuĉ Trinitatis prope Eblanam in Hibernia Prĉpositus: Mercatoribus Anglis in urbe Halebensi haud ita pridem a Sacris; in Aegyptum peregrè profectus, duos lapides satis magnos, characteribus, ac imaginibus hierogliphicis notatos, summo sudore ac sumptu sibi comparavit, nec minori affectu, amici sui Goodyeari ĉmulus, huic Musĉo contribuit.


Robert Huntington was Professor of Theology, Fellow of Merton College, Oxford, and Provost of Trinity College, Dublin, in Ireland. Once a chaplain to the English traders in Aleppo, he left for Egypt and obtained, at great expense and effort, two moderately large stone reliefs with hieroglyphic characters and pictures, and with as much enthusiasm to rival his friend Goodyear, gave them to this Museum.

Related Objects:AN1685B.721, AN1685B.722

Location:On display in gallery 23 (Dynastic Egypt and Nubia), On display in gallery 8 (Ark to Ashmolean)

Year:MDCLXXXIII (1683);  Page Number: 6 (recto)

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