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Stanford acquires valuable Egyptology library

Original post made on Oct 30, 2007

Stanford University has acquired one of the most valuable libraries on Egyptian history in private hands, documenting more than 1,500 years of Egyptian history from about 650 B.C. to about 1000 A.D.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, October 30, 2007, 11:39 AM

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Posted by Public-Access-Is-Good, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 30, 2007 at 1:38 pm

> "The Erichsen library is one of the most significant
> and perhaps the last great Egyptology library in
> private hands,

Stanford is a private institution, so the collection is still in "private hands". It would be nice if the University would digitize as much of the collection as possible and make the digital collection accessible to the public.


Posted by k, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Oct 31, 2007 at 5:40 pm

I agree with you, Public Access is good.


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