Collection Scharff MSS - Alexander Scharff Collection

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Scharff MSS


Alexander Scharff Collection


  • 1935 (Creation)

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1 box

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Name of creator


Biographical history

German Egyptologist. Born, Frankfurt 1892. Died, Munich 1950. Educated Halle and Berlin. Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Egyptology, Munich, 1923. Professor, 1932-50. Initially specialized in literary, religious, and philosophical texts, but later focussed more on the Predynastic period and archaeology. His most important contribution to the subject was his work on Egyptian chronology and his alignment with Western Asia's. Published extensively.

Archival history

Part of the estate of Professor A. Scharff.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented by his widow in 1958.

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Scope and content

Typescript in 7 folders of a complete synopsis of Theban tomb scenes.

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Kept as received.

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Conditions governing access

Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright Griffith Institute, Oxford.

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  • German

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No problems.

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These are originals.

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Not published.

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Physical storage

  • Shelf: 0621A