Bibliographer Porter and anthropologist Moss both studied the ancient Egyptian language and became employed on a vital and long-running research and publication project at Oxford to produce a Topographical Bibliography of all ancient Egyptian inscriptions and paintings. This necessitated Moss, the younger assistant, who eventually became the unpaid editor of this decades-long project, to travel extensively throughout Egypt and the Sudan to inspect the monuments and verify their contents, inscriptions and plans. It was Moss, who took Ethel Burney as her assistant, who expanded the efforts to include inscribed objects in museums and private collections. Moss lived into her 99th year and was granted an Hon. D.Litt from Oxford University in 1961 and retired in 1972. The publication continues to be produced in updated second editions and is one of the vital tools of Egyptology and Egyptian archaeology.
Author of biography: Barbara S. Lesko
Includes bibliography? Yes