Cairo 1785. My origins in pre-Napoleonic Egypt

113l.jpgMy family starts in Egypt in 1785, thirteen years before the Napoleonic invasion (1798). My great-great grandparents (Joseph Siouffi and Therese Tutungi) were born in Cairo in 1785-6. My grandmother, Caroline (Siouffi) Bauval was born in Alexandria in 1876. My father, Gaston Bauval, was born in Alexandria in 1905. I was born in Alexandria in 1948.


My grandfather, Charles Bauval, and my father Gaston Bauval. Alexandria c. 1909


My grandmother Caroline (Siouffi) Bauval. Alexandria c. 1909


My grandparents. From left to right: Robert and Mary Gatt (maternal grandparents), Caroline Bauval (paternal grandmother). Alexandria c. 1950


My parents, Gaston and Yvonne (Gatt) Bauval. Alexandria 1939


My twin sister Therese and I with our parents. Alexandria 1955

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