Description

When Max  Weidenbach's Diary (1842-1845) of his time with the royal Prussian scientific expedition to Egypt was discovered in the South Australian Museum in Adelaide, Susanne Binder (Macquaire University) was approached to transcribe and translate the text. A significant day in the early phase of the expedition was the day they climbed King Kheops's pyramid in Giza. The article contains a translation of the relevant diary entry.

Subject

South Australian Museum - 19th century diary in German of an explorer to Egypt: Max Weidenbach who emigrated to Adelaide in 1849.

Period16 Oct 2013

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Media contributions

  • TitleTales from the crypt
    Media name/outletAdelaide Advertiser
    CountryAustralia
    Date16/10/13
    DescriptionWhen Max Weidenbach's Diary (1842-1845) of his time with the royal Prussian scientific expedition to Egypt was discovered in the South Australian Museum in Adelaide, Susanne Binder (Macquaire University) was approached to transcribe and translate the text. A significant day in the early phase of the expedition was the day they climbed King Kheops's pyramid in Giza. The article contains a translation of the relevant diary entry.
    PersonsSusanne Binder