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File 020 - Piankoff, Alexandre, typewritten manuscript:" St. Anthony I History (duplicate)"

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DcWaDIC MS.BZ.004-02-01-01-020

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Piankoff, Alexandre, typewritten manuscript:" St. Anthony I History (duplicate)"

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  • 1930-1940 (Creation)

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Piankoff, Alexandre (1897-1966)

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"Alexandre Piankoff (Russian: Александр Николаевич Пьянков, Aleksandr Nikolayevich Pjankov, October 18, 1897 in Saint Petersburg - July 20, 1966 in Brussels) was a Russian archaeologist and Egyptologist. He is best known for religious texts in translation.

Alexandre Piankoff was born in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1897. He became interested in Egyptology at an early age when exploring the collections of Russian museums.

Before World War Piankoff studied literature, foreign languages​​, as well as the ancient Egyptian language. At the beginning of the war, he was forced to suspend his studies but went on them for a while after the war ended in Berlin. He moved in 1924 to Paris, where he studied at the University of Paris. In 1930, he graduated with a doctorate in philosophy.

After the Second World War began, Piankoff joined the French forces in 1940. Before long, he ended up in Cairo, which remained after the war to live. He worked with the French Institute of Oriental Archaeology in Cairo, where he specialized in ancient Egyptian, Arabic, Coptic, Persian, Turkish, French, German, English and Russian languages.

Piankoff worked in Valley of the Kings Ramses V and Ramses VI's tomb, in which he documents the wall paintings and turned their texts. He investigated in 1958 in the tomb of Tutankhamun, the tomb of the texts. The most important part of the work took place soon Koff Theban necropolis, in which he interpreted as a number of ancient religious texts... Piankoff died in 1966 in Brussels, Belgium." (http://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandre_Piankoff)

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A note on the cover page states: “by Piankoff ca. 1930-40 / well pd. by B.I. for it – rcv’d more than any other of DL staff.” Also, on page 10 of the manuscript, there is a typed notation “ANP/VNR” and pages 32-41 are missing. The initials likely refer to Alexandre Piankoff and Vladimir Rayevsky.

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The Byzantine Institute and Dumbarton Oaks Fieldwork Records and Papers, ca. late 1920s-2000s

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Preferred citation: The Byzantine Institute and Dumbarton Oaks Fieldwork Records and Papers, ca. late 1920s-2000s, MS.BZ.004, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives, Dumbarton Oaks, Trustees for Harvard University, Washington, D.C.

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Copyright for Byzantine Institute materials belong to Dumbarton Oaks. However, permission to publish materials created by other correspondents must be obtained from the copyright holder.

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  • Box: MS.BZ.004, Subgroup 02, Box 002