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Originally appearing in Volume V08, Page 665 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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JOHANNES DUMICHEN (1833-1894), German Egyptologist, was born near Grossglogau. He studied philology and theology in Berlin and Breslau. Subsequently he became a pupil of Lepsius and Brugsch, and devoted himself to the study of Egyptian inscriptions. He travelled widely in Egypt, and published his results in a number of important books. In 1872 he was chosen professor of Egyptology at Strassburg. The value of his work consists not only in the stores of material which he collected, but also in the success with which he dealt with many of the problems raised by the inscriptions. Among his works are Bauurkunde des Tempels von Dendera (1865) ; Geographische Inschriften altagyptischer Denkmaler (4 vols., 1865-'885); Altagyptische Kalenderinschriften (1866) ; Altagypt. Ternpelinschriften (2 vols., 1867) ; Historische Inschriften altagypt. Denkmaler (2 vols., 1867-1869) ; Baugeschichte and Beschreibung des Denderatempets (Strassburg, 1877); Die Oasen der libyschen Waste (1878) ; Die kalendarischen Opferfestlisten von Medinet-Habu (1881); Gesch. des alien Aegypten (1878-1883); Der Grabpalast des Patuamenap in der thebanischen Nekropolis (1884-1894).
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