James Edward Quibell (1867-1935)

James Edward QuibellBritish Egyptologist
Quibell studied at Oxford and then assisted Petrie on a number of excavations in Egypt, notably Coptos, Naqada, and Hierakonpolis where he became a specialist of Egyptian prehistory. In 1899 he became inspector at the Egyptian Antiquities Service, and was posted at Saqqara in 1905. Here he excavated the Monastery of Apa Jeremias , where he found numerous blocks taken by the monks from the ruined New Kingdom tombs nearby (including reliefs of Maya ). From 1914-1923 Quibell was Keeper of the Cairo Museum. After his retirement he worked with his successor Firth at the Step Pyramid of Saqqara.