What is egyptology?

Egyptology is a major field of archaeology, the study of the ancient Egyptian history, language, literature, religion and the art from the 5th millennium BC, until the end of its native religious practises in the AD 4th century. a practitioner of the discipline is an Egyptologist.

Father Athanasius Kircher was the father of Egyptology, according to author Thomas E. Woods, Jr., PhD, in his book How The Catholic Church Built Western Civilization.