ARCHIBALD HENRY SAYCE (1845-1933)
An English Assyriologist. He was educated at Grosvenor College, Bath, and Queen’s College, Oxford. His main field was Assyrian and West Asian archaeology and philology; nevertheless, he was intimately connected with Egypt for over half a century, traveling there extensively. He spent many winters in his own boat on the Nile, copying inscriptions and the like.
He also studied early Christianity. A listing of what he published in the field of Coptic studies can be found in Kammerer’s A Coptic Bibliography (1950; 1969). He also edited Murray’s Handbook to Egypt (1896).
- Dawson, W. R., and E. P. Uphill. Who Was Who in Egyptology. London, 1972.
- Kammerer, W., comp. A Coptic Bibliography, p. 261. Ann Arbor, Mich., 1950; repr. New York, 1969.
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