HALL, HENRY REGINALD HOLLAND (1873-1930)
An English Egyptologist and historian. Hall was born in London and educated at Saint John’s College, Oxford, supplementing his classical studies with Egyptian language and history under F. L. Griffith’s guidance. He joined the British Museum as an assistant to E. A. Wallis Budge in 1896 and later became the keeper of the Department of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities (1924-1930). He assisted Henri Edouard Naville in the excavations at Dayr al-Bahri (1903-1907) and dug for the Egypt Exploration Fund at Abydos (1910, 1925). Coptic studies were marginal to his immense output. In that field, he published Coptic and Greek Texts of the Christian Period in the British Museum (London, 1905). He died in London.
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