Lexa, František

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Lexa, František

 

Born Apr. 5, 1876, in Pardubice; died Feb. 13, 1960, in Prague. Czech Egyptologist, founder of Egyptology in Czechoslovakia. Member of the Academy of Sciences of Czechoslovakia (1952). First director (1958–60) of the Institute of Egyptology of Charles University in Prague.

Lexa’s principal works dealt with Egyptian religion, magic, and linguistics. Lexa also translated ancient Egyptian literary works.

WORKS

La Magie dans l’Egypte antique de l’ancien empire jusqu’à l’époque copte, vols. 1–3. Paris, 1925.
Grammaire démotique, vols. 1–7. Prague, 1949–51.
Veřejný život ve starověkém Egyptě, vols. 1–2. Prague, 1955.

REFERENCE

Archiv Orientální. Prague, 1952, vol. 20, nos. 1–2, pp. 7–14; 1960, vol. 28, no. 2, p. 171.