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   Giovanni Battista
   G. B. B. ;
   Sarah Belzoni (1783-1870)
   1778 in Padua, Italy
   Gwato near Benin, Afrika
   studies engineering, esp. hydraulics in the Netherlands 1798-1802;
   G. B. B.: Narrative of the operations and recent discoveries within the pyramids (London 1820, with atlas-supplement with 40 folded chromolithographed plates; reprint The British Museum Press, 2001; translated into German as: Entdeckungsreisen in Ägypten 1815 - 1819 in den Pyramiden, Tempeln und Gräbern am Nil) ; L'Egypte et la Nubie ou Curiosités de ces Pays; Histoire des usages funèbres et des sépultures des peuples anciens ; Fruits of Enterprize Exhibited in the Travels of Belzoni in Egypt and Nubia ;
   Egyptian Pascha Muhammad Ali Pascha ;
   wiht his wife ; draughtsman Mr. Ricci ; draughtsman ->Henry William Beechey ; painter -> David Roberts ;
   archaeological, antiquitarian, topographic, anthropological, and technical drawing ; hand-colouring
   Romain Rainero & Claudio Barocas: G. B. B., Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani (DBI), vol. 8 ; Constantin von Wurzbach in: Biographisches Lexikon des Kaiserthums Oesterreich, vol. 1 (Vienna 1856: 252-4) ; Stanley Lane-Poole in: Dictionary of National Biography 4 (1885) ; Colin Clair: Strong man egyptologist. Being the dramatized story of Giovanni Belzoni (London 1957) ; G. B. Belzoni, avventuriero onorato ; Stanley Mayes: The great Belzoni. The circus strongman and explorer who recovered Egypt’s finest treasures (London: Putnam, 1959) ;
   Italian engineer, traveller, archaeologist and pioneer of egyptology. Further Places of Activity: Italy, England, Marocco, Nubia, and Benin.

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