Burnside’s unrecognised Egyptologist: the career of Max Weidenbach

Monday 15 July 2019

Burnside’s unrecognised Egyptologist: the career of Max Weidenbach

Presented by Michael Donoghue

Abergeldie House in Glen Osmond was once the home of Max Weidenbach – an Egyptologist who was a member of the very significant Lepsius Expedition to Egypt in the 19th Century and who subsequently migrated to South Australia. Adelaide has been enriched by the gift of his Egyptology collection to the South Australian Museum. Among the collection was his previously unknown diary of the expedition which is soon to be published to an expectant international Egyptological community. What was his role during the expedition? Why did he come to Adelaide? What was his life like here? The talk will be richly illustrated with images.

Michael O’Donoghue has retired from lecturing in Religion Studies at the University of South Australia. As well as offering courses at the University in ancient Egyptian religion he had led ten study tours to Egypt, Syria and Jordan. He has been appointed an Honorary Research Associate in Egyptology by the South Australian Museum where he is involved in researching the Museum’s Egyptian collection. It is this that led him to spend twenty years searching for the Weidenbach diary.

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Burnside’s unrecognised Egyptologist: the career of Max Weidenbach

Presented by Michael Donoghue

Abergeldie House in Glen Osmond was once the home of Max Weidenbach – an Egyptologist who was a member of…

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