Botta, Paul-Émile
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French diplomat, archaeologist and doctor. Forenames also: Paolo Emilio. Born Turin 6. 12. 1802 (Italy), died Achères (France) 29. 3. 1870. World tour 1826–1829 [4]; [6]. 1825 doctorate of medicine, Turin; 1830 departure for Cairo, where he was court physician to the Egyptian Khedive Mehmed Ali. Journeyed through Palestine. 1832 expedition to Nubia. In the French diplomatic service from 1833. 1833 consul-general at Alexandria; 1835–1836 research trip to Yemen. 1841 …

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Lion, Brigitte and Michel, Cécile, “Botta, Paul-Émile”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 17 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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