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Gaston Maspero (1846–1916)

Maspero, Gaston (mäs-pe-rō’). A distinguished French Egyptologist; born in Paris, June 24, 1846; died there, June 30, 1916. He became professor of Egyptian archæology and philosophy at the Collège de France in 1874; founded a school of Egyptian archæology at Cairo, 1881. Among his works are: ‘Popular Tales of Ancient Egypt’ (1881); ‘Ancient History of the Peoples of the Orient’ (4th ed. 1886); ‘Egyptian Archæology’ (1887); ‘Ancient History of the Peoples of the Classical Orient’; ‘The Passing of the Empires.’