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Dorothy Louise Eady used the name "Omm Sety".

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Here's a summary of the story: Dorothy Louise Eady was born in London to Irish parents. After she fell down a flight of stairs in childhood, she began to mystically identify herself with ancient Egypt and its culture, and to believe that the city of Abydos had been her home in a previous life in which she had been a minor royal. She studied Egyptian culture and in 1935 travelled to Egypt, where she married an Egyptian and took the name Omm Sety. Later she became the first woman to join the Department of Antiquities in Cairo, where she obtained a position as a draftsperson. She worked alongside Selim Hassan, the noted archaeologist, for whom she produced indices and provided drawings for three volumes of work about his excavations at Giza. She then worked with Ahmed Fakhry as his assistant at Dashur, and worked in tomb restoration. Dorothy Eady began a study of Egyptian hieroglyphics at the Temple of Isis, becoming a respected international specialist on the subject. She was officially appointed Keeper of the Temple by the Egyptian government in 1956. She moved to her beloved community of Abydos, continuing her research and working with archaeologists, and was buried there at her death.
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Dorothy Louise Eady used the name "Omm Sety".

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