Egyptology is the study of ancient Egyptian history, language, literature, religion, architecture and art from the 5th millennium BC until the end of its native religious practices in the 4th century AD. A practitioner of the discipline is an "Egyptologist". In Europe, particularly on the Continent, Egyptology is primarily regarded as being a philological discipline, while in North America it is often regarded as a branch of archaeology.
Egyptology: The study of the language, history, and culture of ancient Egypt.
By these definitions, anyone who has devoted time and energy to understanding ancient Egyptian language history or culture is an Egyptologist.
1The ideas, attitudes, or activities that are shared by most people and regarded as normal or conventional.
Ah dammit what does mainstream Egyptologist truly mean?