Item Griffith MSS 7.3 - Philae

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Griffith MSS 7.3

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Philae

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In 1 metre long box also containing Griffith MSS 7.4 and Griffith MSS 22

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(1870-1930)

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German Egyptologist and Demotist. Born, Hanover 1870. Died, Munich 1930. Educated at the Universities of Strasbourg, Berlin, and Paris, studying with J. Dümichen, A. Erman, and G. Maspero, respectively, 1888-92. Appointed Lecturer of Egyptology at Strasbourg University. He first concentrated on hieratic papyri especially the juristic texts, then on Coptic and Demotic studies, becoming one of the leading authorities in the field at that time. He published his acclaimed Coptic Dictionary, which was only superseded by W. E. Crum's work. Spiegelberg was a prolific author who wrote several hundred articles.

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Head of Isis from Birth House, exterior wall, West side. Not identified. By Spiegelberg.

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