After wintering in Egypt due to ill health, Rhind excavated at Thebes and Giza in later years and published several books including Thebes; its tombs and their tenants (1862) and Egypt: its Climate, Character and Resources as a Winter Resort (1856).
Rhind acquired a fine collection of Egyptian antiquities which in later years he bequeathed to the National Museum of Antiquities in Edinburgh (National Museum of Scotland) such as the bilingual Hieractic-Demotic papyri at Edinburgh (908-9). A few, now well-known antiquities, also went to the British Museum such as the Rhind Mathematical Papyrus (EA 10057-8) which is a list of practical problems found in administrative and building works. It contains 84 problems in the text concerned with numerical operations, practical problem-solving and geometrical shapes.
Rhind Mathematical Papyrus
Another British Museum antiquity is the Bremner-Rhind papyrus (EA 10188)
Rhind revisited Egypt in 1862-3 where he contracted a serious illness. He died on the away home at Lake Como.
Bibliography: Who Was Who in Egyptology 4th Revised Edition. Ed. M L Bierbrier. London: The Egypt Exploration Society (2012)