We of America are especially fitted to visualize and to understand the marvellous transformation of a wilderness into a land of splendid cities.
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|Birth:||27th August, 1865|
|Death:||2nd December, 1935|
James Henry Breasted was an American archaeologist and historian. After completing his PhD at the University of Berlin in 1894, he joined the faculty of the University of Chicago. In 1901 he became director of the Haskell Oriental Museum at the University of Chicago, where he continued to concentrate on Egypt. In 1905 Breasted was promoted to professor, and was the first chair in Egyptology and Oriental History in the United States. In 1919 he became the founder of the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago.
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