Henri Gauthier

Henri Louis Marie Alexandre Gauthier (19 September 1877 – 1950[1]) was a French Egyptologist and geographer. In 1903 he entered the French Institute of Oriental Archaeology of Cairo. He made extensive excavations at Dra Abu el-Naga and El Qattah (1904),[1] and devoted himself to work on both historical and geographical[2] issues of Ancient Egypt. In 1909 he was part of a French team which discovered Huni's Pyramid in Elephantine, and discovered a large granite conical object with an inscription revealing the name of the pharaoh Huni of the 3rd dynasty of the Old Kingdom.[3] Gauthier worked with Gaston Maspero[4] who asked him to copy the inscriptions of the Nubian temples of Amada, Kalabsha and Wadi es-Sebua.


  1. ^ a b Dawson, Warren Royal; Uphill, Eric Parrington (December 1972). Who was who in Egyptology …. Egypt Exploration Society. p. 114. Retrieved 21 October 2012.
  2. ^ Bernal, Martin (30 August 2001). Black Athena Writes Back: Martin Bernal Responds to His Critics. Duke University Press. p. 159. ISBN 978-0-8223-2717-2. Retrieved 21 October 2012.
  3. ^ Verner, Miroslav (5 December 2003). The pyramids: their archaeology and history. Atlantic. p. 172. ISBN 978-1-84354-171-4. Retrieved 21 October 2012.
  4. ^ Maspéro, Gaston; Gauthier, Henri (1939). Sarcophages des époques persane et ptolémaïque. Inst. Français d'Archéologie Orientale. Retrieved 21 October 2012.