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John Shae Perring (1813 – 1869)


fictional use of real character

A British engineer, anthropologist and Egyptologist. In the field of Egyptology his work is fairly obscure, and was mainly concerned with the study of pyramids. At Giza he and [Richard William Howard Vyse] worked with dynamite and gunpowder forcing their way into several monuments, including the burial chamber of the pyramid of Menkaure.

John invites the party to visit his excavations in a ravine near Giza, and they discover him in dire straights see: InvitationToGiza




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