The New Student's Reference Work/Ebers, Georg Moritz

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Georg M. Ebers

Ebers (ā́′ bẽrs), Georg Moritz, a distinguished novelist and student of ancient Egyptian life, was born at Berlin, March 1, 1837, and devoted himself to the study of Egyptology.  He made a long journey to the east, and in 1870 was made professor of Egyptology at Leipsic.  His most important and learned works are Egypt and the Books of Moses and Through Goshen to Sinai. He also wrote a number of historical novels, which have much value in regard to the life of early Egypt.  The most famous of these is Uarda. Others are An Egyptian Princess, Homo Sum, The Burgomaster’s Wife and The Emperor.  He died on Aug. 7, 1898.