Giovanni Battista Belzoni, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Giovanni Battista Belzoni

Italian antiquarian

Date of Birth: 05-Nov-1778

Place of Birth: Padua, Veneto, Italy

Date of Death: 03-Dec-1823

Profession: egyptologist, travel writer, archaeologist, antiquarian, novelist, explorer

Nationality: United Kingdom

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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About Giovanni Battista Belzoni

  • Giovanni Battista Belzoni (Italian pronunciation: [d?o'vanni bat'tista bel'tso?ni]; 5 November 1778 – 3 December 1823), sometimes known as The Great Belzoni, was a prolific Italian explorer and pioneer archaeologist of Egyptian antiquities.
  • He is known for his removal to England of the seven-tonne bust of Ramesses II, the clearing of sand from the entrance of the great temple at Abu Simbel, the discovery and documentation of the tomb of Seti I (still sometimes known as "Belzoni's Tomb"), and the first to penetrate into the second pyramid of Giza.

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