HERMANN JUNKER (1877-1962)

A Egyptologist and Coptologist. He studied for the Catholic at and then at Berlin with as his major. He joined the University of Vienna in 1907.

He was also involved in the foundation of the Institute of and at Vienna University (1923), served as director of the Archaeological Institute in Cairo (1929), and became professor of at Cairo University. was primarily an archaeologist, epigraphist, and “field man.”

His excavations were all related to Egypt, and his colossal output is mainly in the field of Egyptology. Nevertheless, he made a number of significant contributions to Coptic studies.

  • Dawson, W. R., and E. P. Uphill. Who Was Who in Egyptology, pp. 154-55. London, 1972.
  • Kammerer, W., comp. A Coptic . Ann Arbor, Mich., 1950; repr. New York, 1969.

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