The Antiquities Trade in Egypt 1880-1930: The H. O. Lange Papers

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The Antiquities Trade in Egypt 1880-1930 : The H. O. Lange Papers. / Hagen, Frederik Norland; Ryholt, Kim.

Copenhagen : Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab, 2016. 335 p. (Scientia Danica. Series H. Humanistica 4, Vol. 8).

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Harvard

Hagen, FN & Ryholt, K 2016, The Antiquities Trade in Egypt 1880-1930: The H. O. Lange Papers. Scientia Danica. Series H. Humanistica 4, vol. 8, Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab, Copenhagen.

APA

Hagen, F. N., & Ryholt, K. (2016). The Antiquities Trade in Egypt 1880-1930: The H. O. Lange Papers. Copenhagen: Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab. Scientia Danica. Series H. Humanistica 4, Vol.. 8

Vancouver

Hagen FN, Ryholt K. The Antiquities Trade in Egypt 1880-1930: The H. O. Lange Papers. Copenhagen: Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab, 2016. 335 p. (Scientia Danica. Series H. Humanistica 4, Vol. 8).

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Hagen, Frederik Norland ; Ryholt, Kim. / The Antiquities Trade in Egypt 1880-1930 : The H. O. Lange Papers. Copenhagen : Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab, 2016. 335 p. (Scientia Danica. Series H. Humanistica 4, Vol. 8).

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