LEGRAIN (1865-1917)

A French Egyptologist. At first he studied and in under Jean-Léon Gérôme, Auguste Choisy, Léon Heuzey, and Edmond Pottier, and Egyptian archaeology and philology under Pierret and Eugène Révillout at the Louvre. He went to work for the Institut français d’Archéologie orientale in Cairo in 1892. Although he concentrated his activities on Egyptology and Egyptian sites, he had time for interest in the modern and Coptic folklore.

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