PIETRO DELLE VALLE (1586-1652), Italian traveler. He journeyed in Egypt and collected antiquities, including Coptic manuscripts. Among the texts that he acquired were grammatical works and Bohairic dictionaries, which were later of great use to A. Kircher in his work on the Coptic language. In 1718 four of the manuscripts that had been purchased by Pietro at the end of 1615, were acquired by the Vatican Library (Cod. Vat. 6, 11, 71, 72).
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