Karl Richard Lepsius

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Karl Richard Lepsius(1810-1884) was a German egyptologist. His first name is sometimes spelled Carl. From 1842 to 1845 he led an expedition to Egypt and Nubia. This expedition is now named after him, and clalled the Lepsius expedition today. From 1845, he was professor for egyptology, at the University of Berlin. From 1855 to 1884, he was the director of the Egyptian section of the what are now the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Today, Lepsius is seen as the founder of modern egyptology, in Germany.