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Fame

 
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Howard Carter discovered King Tut. And that's probably all the Egyptology-related names you might have a chance at knowing.

Your fame as an Egyptologist is dependent on the same factors as your power: who you know, how long you've been doing what you're doing, what you've managed to discover and/or publish along the way. There is a curious dichotomy between fame in the field and outside of the field. 

Those who are famous in the popular eye are often snubbed or ridiculed in academic circles, while Egyptologists whose articles are considered required reading in every class aren't often known by anyone outside the field.

Egyptian archaeologists are famous depending on what they find, and as time goes by, less and less of the sort of treasure that catches the public eye remains to be found and depicted in National Geographic in all its glowing golden majesty. So you might want to get digging.

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