Reference numberMC/5/5
TitleLetter from [Christian Charles Josias von] Bunsen, 9 Carlton Terrace, to L [Leonard] Horner
Date22 February 1851
DescriptionForwarding a letter from [Karl Richard] Lepsius in response to Bunsen and Horner's queries regarding a further investigation in Lower Nubia. Bunsen references research into the Obelisk of [Sesotris] of the twelfth dynasty and its calculated structure. Bunsen expresses particular interest in the question on the existence or non-existence of the Lake Moeris [Lake Qarun] in Egypt.

[Enclosures present and include Lepsius' letter in German with an attached English translation. These letters have a total extent of 5p and are labelled within the volume MC/5/5a/MC/5/5b.]
Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueMC/5/7
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6219Horner; Leonard (1785 - 1864)1785 - 1864
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