Hearst gave funds to sponsor archaeological expeditions
in 1899, the best known of which was to Egypt.
dedication reads: "To Mrs. Phoebe Apperson Hearst,
who, in the interest of the University of California,
has borne for five years the entire financial burden
of scientific expeditions in Peru, North America and
Egypt, the series of publications on Egyptian archaeology
of which this is the third volume, is hereby gratefully