I. E. S. Edwards

Iorwerth Eiddon Stephen Edwards CBE ( born July 21, 1909 in London, † 24 September 1996 ) was a British Egyptologist.

Iorwerth Eiddon Stephen Edwards was initially the most senior Egyptologist at the Department of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities, from 1955 to 1974 director of the now independent Egyptian department of the British Museum in London. His successor was Thomas Garnet Henry James. Edwards was particularly dedicated to the Egyptian pyramids.


  • The Pyramids of Egypt ( = Pelican Books. 168). . Penguin, West Drayton, among other things, 1947 ( Revised edition Parrish, London ua 1961 Reprinted with minor revisions: Pelican Books, Harmondswoth 1976, ISBN 0-14-020168-8; Revised edition Viking, Harmondsworth, among other things, 1985, ISBN 0-670 -. 80153-4; German edition: The Egyptian pyramids Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden 1967)..
  • Tutankhamun. His tomb and its treasures. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York NY 1976 ISBN 0-394-41170-6 ( German edition: Tutankhamun 's grave and his treasure Luebbe, Bergisch Gladbach 1978, ISBN 3-7857-0211-6. . ), Exhibition catalog.
  • From the pyramids to Tutankhamun. Memoirs of an Egyptologist. Oxbow, Oxford 2000, ISBN 1-8421-7008-2.