Cecil Mallaby Firth (1878-1931)

Cecil Malleby FirthBritish Egyptologist
After a brief period in Cyprus as a lawyer, Firth joined the Antiquities Service in Egypt. He assisted in the first Archaeological Survey of Nubia (1907-1910) and set up the Aswan Museum. Firth then became Inspector of Antiquities at Saqqara (1913-1931), where he excavated the Step Pyramid complex and the cemetery around the Teti pyramid. Firth died on leave in England, while preparing the clearance of the archaic tombs of Saqqara.