Alexandre Piankoff
Date of Birth  :
Place of Birth  :
St. Petersburg
Country  :
Saint Pierre And Miquelon
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He received his Ph.D. from the University of Paris in 1930.

Acheivements / Contributions  :

  • He became concerned in Egyptology as a boy after seeing a museum collection from ancient Egypt.
  • His academic work in classics, Egyptian philology, and languages was broken up by World War I, but after the war he studied in Berlin, at the Sorbonne, and at the University of Paris.
  • After World War II, Piankoff journeyed to Cairo where he worked for the French Institute, the Bollingen Foundation, and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, specializing in Egyptian philology and religion.
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Bibliography  :
The wandering of the soul (Egyptian religious texts and representations), The Shrines of Tut-Ankh-Amon,Shrines of Tut Ankh Amon; Egyptian Religious Texts and Representations Volume 2. Bollingen Series XL .