Georg Moritz Ebers
Biography of Georg Moritz Ebers
Georg Moritz Ebers was born in Berlin. He initially studied law and then hieroglyphs, and was professor of egyptology at the University of Leipzig from 1875 to 1889. He wrote numerous scientific books on topics from Old Egypt, as well as several novels.
The papyrus was discovered about 1862 and was purchased by Georg Ebers in Luxor, Thebes, in 1873.
- Scholarly works:
- Egypt and the Books of Moses. 1867-1868.
- Homo Sum.
Christian anchorite accepts false accusation, unmerited exile. Setting is Mt Sinai. A. L. Burt, publisher, 1877.
- The Emperor.
The subject is Hadrian in Egypt, about 130 AD. Gottsberger, 1881.
- Eine ägyptische Königstochter1884.
(An Egyptian Princess).
- Serapis. Paul, publisher, 1885.
Setting is Egypt. Girl's conversion illustrates conflict between Christianity and Paganism.
- Cleopatra. Appleton, publisher. 1894.
Set in Alexandria, this novels concerns the last years of Cleopatra.
- Per Aspera. Low, publisher. 1893.
Relgious conflict in Alexandria in early 3rd c AD.
- Die Geschichte meines Lebens. Autobiography. 1892. Ebers’ collected works, 32 volumes, were published 1893-1897.