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   Maillet
   Benoit de
   B. OR Benoît de M.;
   
   
   1656 in Saint-Mihiel, France
   1738
   Marseille
   catholic nobleman of Lorraine
   
   B.de M. did not attend university, but he received an excellent classical education.
   France
   his books: Description de l'Égypte, Paris 1735 & La Haye 1740; Telliamed (his name in reverse), based on manuscripts written between 1722 and 1732, publ. after his death in 1748 (Reprint Paris 1984)
   
   abbé Le Mascrier,
   natural history, architectural & archaeological drawing, esp. in Egypt of pyramids
   http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Be5EvAsQf5k/S7j7Ii6VlDI/AAAAAAAAStA/Kf-Y8iNZZms/s1600-h/Grande%20Galerie%20Description%20de%20l%27Egypte.JPG
   http://pyramidales.over-blog.com/article-les-fameuses-pyramides-selon-benoit-de-maillet-5e-partie-73774456.html ; ...-1e-partie-73775237.html etc.
   Editor's introduction to de B.de M. Telliamed... transl.& edited by Albert V. Carozzi. University of Illinois Press, Urbana, Chicago & London. 1968; Claudine Cohen, La Genèse de Telliamed. Benoît de Maillet et l'histoire naturelle à l'aube des Lumières., Paris, 1989
    well-travelled French diplomat, explorer and natural historian, who execute accurate field observations & interested in evolution; French consul general at Cairo 1692–1708),, at Leghorn (1712–1717)and overseer in the Levant & in the Barbarous states from 1715 until his retirement
   
   
   





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