John Shae Perring (1813 –
1869) was a British engineer, anthropologist and Egyptologist.
John Shae Perring
In the field of Egyptology
his work is
fairly obscure, and was mainly concerned with the study of pyramids
. At Giza he and
Richard William Howard
Vyse worked with gunpowder forcing their way into several
monuments, including the burial chamber of the pyramid of Menkaure.
Perring who first explored the interior of the Pyramid of
Userkaf at Saqqara in 1839,
though a robber's tunnel previously discovered by Orazio Marucchi
Perring thought the pyramid belonged to Djedkare
. The pyramid was first correctly
identified by Egyptologist Cecil Firth
in 1928. He added some graffiti to the Red Pyramid at Dahshur, which can
still be viewed today.
His work as an anthropologist is even more obscure.