A French . At first he studied art and in Paris under Jean-Léon Gérôme, Auguste Choisy, Léon Heuzey, and Edmond Pottier, and Egyptian and under Paul Pierret and Eugène Révillout at the . 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 Copts and Coptic folklore.


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