(1844–1897), Victorian explorer of central Asia. In May 1873, Ney Elias and Henry Stanley won the Royal Geographical Society's gold Founder's Medal. Stanley received it for finding David Livingstone in Africa, and Elias for making an exploration of more than 4,500 miles (7,500 kilometers) from Peking through western Mongolia and across Siberia. Then, both men were equally celebrated; now, while Stanley remains celebrated, the name of Elias has all but disappeared, largely because he left no published accounts other than newspaper articles.
From The Oxford Companion to World Exploration in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: World History.