HAUSER, WALTER (1893-1960), American archaeologist and architect. He was born at Middlefield, Massachusetts, and was trained as an architect at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He joined the staff of the Metropolitan Museum of New York's Egyptian expedition, working mainly on the excavations of the dynastic period at DAYR APA PHOIBAMMON and of the early Coptic period at Khargah Oasis. He remained with the Metropolitan Museum for nearly forty years as librarian and curator of Near Eastern archaeology. He contributed several articles to the Metropolitan Museum Bulletin, of which the most relevant is "The Christian Necropolis in Kharga Oasis" (Metropolitan Museum Bulletin 27, 1932, pp. 38-50).
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