MORENZ, SIEGFRIED (1914-1970), German Egyptologist and Coptologist. He studied theology under Johannes Leipoldt and Egyptology under W. Wolf in Leipzig. He was professor of Egyptology and history of religions in Leipzig (1952-1970); director of the Egyptian Museum in Berlin (1952-1958); and professor of Egyptology and history of religions at Basel (1961-1966). He was a member of the Saxon Academy of Sciences and the Bavarian Academy of Sciences. In 1959 he was awarded an honorary doctorate of theology at Tübingen. Among his books and articles are important contributions to Coptic philology and literature, and to Hellenism.
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