Russell D. Rothe, "Pharaonic Inscriptions from the Southern Eastern Desert of Egypt"
2008 | ISBN-10: 1575061473 | 504 pages | PDF | 49 MB
The University of Minnesota Eastern Desert Expedition had its beginnings in 1975, when co-authors George (Rip) Rapp, T. H. Wertime, and J. D. Muhly visited cassiterite (tin ore) mines in the southern Eastern Desert of Egypt. Near the farthest west of these mines, they were shown a group of pharaonic inscriptions
by M. F. el-Ramly of the Egyptian Geological Survey and Mining Authority. The inscriptions
were photographed, and the photos were given to an Egyptologist to translate. Much later, in 1991, senior author Russell D. Rothe read about the photos in a footnote in an unrelated article.