Jean Vercoutter

He graduated from the EHESS (Institute for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences) with a PhD thesis entitled “Egyptian and Egyptianizing artefacts from Carthagenian funerary objects”. He was then a resident of the French Institute of Oriental Archaeology where he participated in excavations in Karnak and lead the one at Tôd
Back in France, he entered the CNRS (1949-1955). He specialized in relationships between Egyptians and Pre-hellenists, between the Pharaonic and the Cretan civilization. He defends his doctoral thesis, Egypt and the Pre-hellenic Aegean world, in 1953.
He was appointed professor at the university of Lille in 1960 and founded the SFDAS in Khartoum in 1967 (official creation in 1969). He was the director of the IFAO in Cairo from 1977 to 1981.

- 2004 Institut Français d’archéologie orientale du Caire. Livre du Centenaire (1880-1980), MIFAO 104, IFAO, Cairo.
- 1998 Das Goldland der Pharaonen, Philipp von Zabern, Mainz, July 1998. In Spanish, “Egipto, tras Las huellas de los faraones”, Ediciones B.
- 1994 “La Nubie disparue : Souvenirs de la champagne”, Nubie. L’archéologie au Soudan, Les Dossiers d’Archéologie 196, Dijon, p. 78-79 ;
- 1994 “Les barrages pharaoniques : Leur raison d’être”, in Les problèmes institutionnels de l’eau en Égypte ancienne et dans l’Antiquité méditerranéenne, IFAO, Cairo, p. 315-326.
- 1993 “La fin de l’Ancien Empire : Un nouvel examen”, Atti del VI Congresso Internazionale di Egittologia Vol. 2, Turin, p. 557-562.
- 1992 “Le déchiffrement des hiéroglyphes égyptiens 1680-1840”, in The Intellectual Heritage of Egypt, Budapest, p. 579-586.

Latest releases

Palaces and large residences of the Meroitic Kingdom

"Palaces and large residences of the Meroitic Kingdom", by Marc Maillot, Sorbonne University Press/SFDAS editions. Two volumes, 64 euros.

Funerary customs in the kingdom of Meroe

Vincent FRANCIGNY Paris, Editions Boccard, 2017 ISSN 2101-3195 - ISBN 978-2-7018-0520-7

History and civilizations of Sudan

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