ⓘ Christian Leitz

Christian Leitz

ⓘ Christian Leitz

Christian Leitz is a German Egyptologist.

Leitz was born in Borghorst, Westphalia / Germany.

He studied Egyptology, Assyriology and Coptology at the universities in Marburg and Gottingen and received his PhD in Gottingen in 1989. In 1993, he was habilitated at the University of Cologne where he also held a Heisenberg scholarship from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG, German Research Foundation from 1993 to 1998. From 1999 to 2003, he led the project "Lexikon der agyptischen Gotter und Gotterbezeichnungen" "Lexicon of Egyptian Gods and Names of Gods" at the Seminar for Egyptology in Cologne. Since 1 April 2004, he has been a full professor of Egyptology at the University of Tubingen. During this time, he taught as a visiting professor at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes in Paris in January/February 2007, at the College de France in Paris in November 2009 and at Cairo University in March/April 2013.

Currently, his most important research project is the Athribis Project. The objective of the project is to fully and thoroughly research, preserve and publish the written records, material technologies and architectural history of the large temple in the ancient city of Athribis which was dedicated to the god Min-Re, his wife Repit and their son, the child-god Kolanthes. The archaeological site is located near the modern Middle Egyptian city of Sohag.


1. Publications

  • Altagyptische Sternuhren. Peeters, Leuven 1995, ISBN 9-0683-1669-9
  • Quellentexte zur agyptischen Religion I. Die Tempelinschriften der griechisch-romischen Zeit. LIT, Munster 2004, ISBN 3-8258-7340-4
  • Die AuSenwand des Sanktuars in Dendara – Untersuchungen zur Dekorationssystematik. Munchner Agyptologische Studien, Nr. 50. Mainz 2001
  • Tagewahlerei: Das Buch h3t nhh ph.wy ḏt und verwandte Texte. Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden 1994, ISBN 3-447-03515-3 habilitation thesis
  • Studien zur agyptischen Astronomie. Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden 1991, ISBN 3-447-03157-3 dissertation

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