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Charles Anthon and the Egyptian Language

TitleCharles Anthon and the Egyptian Language
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1960
AuthorsKimball, Stanley H. B.
MagazineImprovement Era
Issue Number10
Pagination708–710, 765
Date PublishedOctober 1960
KeywordsAnthon Transcript; Anthon, Charles; Egyptology; Language - Egyptian; Language - Reformed Egyptian

This article states that knowledge concerning the Egyptian language was underdeveloped in the 1820s when Martin Harris presented the Book of Mormon characters and translation to Dr. Charles Anthon. While Anthon was a known Egyptian scholar of the period, he nonetheless lacked sufficient knowledge to vouch for the accurate translation of the characters.