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Jan Assmann has died

2024-02-20T13:51:59.962Z

Highlights: Jan Assmann has died. Assmann was an Egyptologist, cultural and religious scientist. He died in the night from Sunday to Monday, as a spokeswoman for the University of Heidelberg confirmed on Tuesday upon request. The university is in contact with the family and has received the message from Assmann's family, the spokeswoman said. The couple was awarded the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade in 2018. He was the father of five adult children. He is survived by his wife Aleida Assmann and their five children.



As of: February 20, 2024, 2:36 p.m

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Jan Assmann, Egyptologist, religious scientist and cultural scientist.

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The cultural scientist Jan Assmann is dead. He died in the night from Sunday to Monday, as a spokeswoman for the University of Heidelberg confirmed on Tuesday upon request.

The university is in contact with the family and has received the message from Assmann's family, the spokeswoman said.

According to the “Südkurier” Assmann died in Konstanz at the age of 85.

Heidelberg/Konstanz - Assmann was an Egyptologist, cultural and religious scientist.

From 1976 to 2003, when he retired, he was professor of Egyptology in Heidelberg.

He then worked as an honorary professor at the University of Konstanz, where his wife Aleida Assmann was professor of English literature and general literature.

The couple was awarded the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade in 2018.

Jan Assmann was the father of five adult children.

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Source: merkur

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