Emile Brugsch was an Egyptologist.
Excavations and Notable Finds
- When Flinders Petrie discovered a mummified arm in the tomb of Djer he gave it to James Edward Quibell who delivered it to the Cairo Museum and into the hands of Emile.
- Flinder's writes in his diary:
- The arm - the oldest mummified piece known - and its marvelously fine tissue of linen were... delivered to the museum. Emile Brugsch only cared for display; so from one bracelet he cut away the half that was of plaited gold wire, and he also threw away the arm and linen. A museum is a dangerous place….
- ↑ Tyldesley, J. (2005) "Egypt: How a lost civilization was rediscovered" London: BBC Books