Description or Abstract
Of the thousands of the 20th-century orientalists and western scholars, who gravitated to the Islamic world, few possessed an extraordinary curiosity and passion to record the historical and artistic heritage of ancient Egypt and medieval Islam. Indeed, Professor George Scanlon is one of those few whose contributions to Egyptian Islamic medieval archaeology are valued by the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) in Egypt, an entity of the Egyptian Ministry of Culture. Under the directions of Dr. Zahi Hawas, then the Secretary General of the SCA, Dr. Scanlon was honored on May 25th 2010 for his life long input and influence on the field of archeology in Egypt. This is a biography of Professor George T. Scanlon, a prominent American art historian to be honored by the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities. A-U-C’s Dina Tolba has the story.
Journalism & Mass Communication Department
Tolba, Dina, "A Life Journey" (2012). Audiovisual Projects. 617.