André Pochan

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André Pochan (born in 1891 in Fourmies in the north of France -?[year needed]) was a French physicist and mathematician and Egyptology enthusiast. He taught at Cairo High School from 1930 to 1937. In 1934 he investigated the coloration of the Khufu and Khafra pyramids.[1] Deported to Mauthausen in 1943, he survived the death camps and, as such, he was awarded the Medal of the Resistance and Commander of the Legion of Honor. His main research focused on the Egyptian pyramids, especially the pyramid of Cheops, and he became known as a "highly independent pyramid scholar".[2] His research was highly criticized by the Egyptologist Jean-Philippe Lauer. In 1971 he published L 'Enigme de la Grande Pyramide (Robert Laffont, Paris).[3]


  1. ^ Davidovits, Joseph; Morris, Margie (1 September 1988). The Pyramids: An Enigma Solved. Dorset. p. 91. ISBN 978-0-88029-555-0. Retrieved 18 July 2012. 
  2. ^ West, John Anthony (1 January 1996). The Traveler's Key to Ancient Egypt: A Guide to the Sacred Places of Ancient Egypt. Quest Books. p. 117. ISBN 978-0-8356-0724-7. Retrieved 18 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Ivimy, John (1975). The Sphinx & the megaliths. Harper & Row. p. 37. ISBN 978-0-06-012152-5. Retrieved 18 July 2012.