Crum, Walter Ewing
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British Coptic scholar and Egyptologist. Born 22. 7. 1865 in Glasgow, died Bath 18. 5. 1944. School at Eton, studied at Balliol College, Oxford. Studied Egyptology at Paris and Berlin from 1888. 1931 Fellow of the British Academy; 1937 honorary doctorate (Hon. D. Litt.) from Oxford. Honorary doctorate from Berlin (before the outbreak of World War II). C. lived on a private income as a independent scholar in Oxford.

Work and influence

After studying in Paris with Gaston Maspero, C. went to study with Adolf Erman in Berlin, forging…

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Grieshammer, Reinhard, “Crum, Walter Ewing”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 17 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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