JAIC 1997, Volume 36, Number 1, Article 3 (pp. 31 to 48)
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Journal of the American Institute for Conservation
JAIC 1997, Volume 36, Number 1, Article 3 (pp. 31 to 48)

ALFRED LUCAS: EGYPT'S SHERLOCK HOLMES

MARK GILBERG


ABSTRACT—A biography of the British Egyptologist Alfred Lucas (1867–1945) is given, including a detailed discussion of his most important scientific achievements, such as the rediscovery of the formula for faience and the publication of the landmark study Ancient Egyptian Materials. This paper places particular emphasis on the impact his work had upon the development of archaeological conservation as a profession.
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Article Sections:

1. INTRODUCTION
2. THE LABORATORY OF THE GOVERNMENT CHEMIST
3. EGYPT AND THE GOVERNMENT ANALYTICAL LABORATORIES
4. THE CAIRO MUSEUM AND THE TOMB OF TUTANKHAMEN
5. THE WAR YEARS AND THE PRESERVATION OF THE THEBAN TOMBS
6: Appendix , References , Author Information
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