Theodore M Davis

American lawyer, businessman and benefactor; Collector of Antiquities.

Theodore Davis first visited Egypt in 1899 and was introduced to Percy Newberry, who interested him in Egyptology. He used his wealth to finance archaeological expeditions, in particular in the Valley of the Kings. He financed excavations by Percy Newberry and others from 1903 to 1912. He sponsored one season of John Garstang's excavations in Egypt and in return received artefacts from Abydos and Koshtamneh (Nubia), some of which (including an intact burial) he donated to World Museum and the Garstang Museum of Archaeology in Liverpool, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

For his obituary see Journal of Egyptian Archaeology volume 2 (1915) p. 251.
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    Americas: Northern America: USA: New York State: Otsego County: Springfield
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    Americas: Northern America: USA: Florida: Miami-Dade County: Miami
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    Unknown or unrecorded
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