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German Egyptologist; born at Dessau Nov. 12, 1861. He studied Oriental languages at Leipsic and Berlin, was appointed privat-docent at the university of the latter city, and succeeded in 1893 his teacher Georg Ebers as professor of Egyptology at the University of Leipsic. He has embraced Christianity.

Steindorff, who is associate editor of the "Zeitschrift für Aegyptische Sprache und Alterthumskunde," is the author of the following works:

"Koptische Grammatik" (1894, 2d ed. 1904), "Grabfunde des Mittleren Reichs in den Königlichen Museen in Berlin" (1897-1901), "Das Kunstgewerbe im Alten Aegypten" (1898), "Die Apokalypse des Elias" (1898), "Die Blütezeit des Pharaonenreichs" (1900), and "Durch die Libysche zur Amonsoase" (1905). Under the title "Aegyptische Kunstgeschichte" (Leipsic, 1889) he translated into German G. Maspero's "L'Archéologie Egyptienne"; he also edited Baedecker's "Aegypten" (1902) and Ebers' Aegyptische Studien" (1900), as well as the latter's "Urkunden des Aegyptischen Alterthums" (1904).

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