TOGO MINA (1906-1949)

An Egyptian Coptologist. He was born in Assiut in Upper Egypt. He obtained a diploma of Egyptology from Cairo University in 1929. Between 1930 and 1934 he studied at the Ecole Pratique, Ecole du Louvre, and Institut Catholique in France. His dissertation “Le martyr d’Apa Epima” was published in Cairo in 1937.

He was appointed assistant to Marcus Simaika in the Coptic Museum in 1934. After the death of the latter in 1944, he became the museum’s director. Mina excavated in Abu Mina and in west Thebes. In 1942, he published his important contribution “Inscriptions et grecques de Nubie” in Cairo. He started the process of acquiring the Nag Hammadi Codices for the Coptic before his death.