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Professor Charles Speel poses with the repaired Canopus Stone in 1995

Twice-broken Monmouth College artifact has fascinating history

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The Rev. Gulian Lansing is pictured with his first wife, Maria, prior to her death in 1865. The couple was working at the Presbyterian mission in Cairo at the time.
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Ismail Pasha, the khedive of Egypt, arranged for a cast of the Canopus Stone to be made for Monmouth College.
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The top portion of Monmouth’s Canopus Stone cast, containing hieroglyphics, has never been located.

Editor and historian for Monmouth College. Avid researcher of western Illinois history for 40 years. FB and Twitter. jrankin@monmouthcollege.edu

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