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An early visitor at the Ramesseum


Some twenty years ago I noticed that a traveller had left graffito dated 1789 in the Ramesseum. It appears to be genuine, as it looks ancient and in my opinion it is not the work of a modern prankster. Unfortunately  until now I have found any biographical or bibliographical information on him. I would therefore be most grateful if someone could provide me with any information about this eighteenth century traveller.



Inner room (27), plan,  Porter & Moss, II, Theban Temples, Oxford 1972, p. XLII



RDK 285



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