PIANKOFF, ALEXANDRE (1897-1966), Egyptologist of Russian origin. He studied Egyptian philology under A. Erman and K. H. Sethe (1920) and continued his classical studies at the Sorbonne (1927). He became attached to the Byzantine Institute as a specialist in Arabic and Coptic (1928-1939). Later, he lived in Cairo, where he worked for the Institut français d'Archéologie orientale and published a large number of articles and books on Egyptian religion. He also published works in the Coptic field, a list of which is available in A Coptic Bibliography (Kammerer, 1950, 1969).
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