Claude Traunecker

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Claude Traunecker (born 1943 in Mulhouse) is a French Egyptologist, professor at the University of Strasbourg and researcher at the CNRS. He has participated in numerous archaeological excavations and research on ancient Egypt.

From 1968 to 1984, Traunecker worked in Franco-Egyptian Center for the Study of Temples Karnak and Luxor. He published research in the journal Cahiers de Karnak. Claude Traunecker taught at the École du Louvre from 1985 to 1995. He was then a professor at the University of Louvain. In 1996, he was elected chair of Egyptology at the University of Strasbourg, a position he held until 2007.

During the excavation campaign of 2004–2005, he explored the many rooms of the Theban tomb, TT33.[1] Traunecker has authored many books and papers. He is the author of The Gods of Egypt, and in 1984 he published Karnak: résurrection d'un site with Jean-Claude Golvin.[2][3]


  1. ^ "La Tombe de Padiamenopé (TT33) (responsable Claude Traunecker)" (in French). Institut d'Egyptologie. Retrieved 18 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Murdock, D. M.; S, Acharya (December 2008). Christ in Egypt: The Horus-Jesus Connection. Stellar House Publishing. p. 57. ISBN 978-0-9799631-1-7. Retrieved 18 December 2012. 
  3. ^ Traunecker, Claude; Golvin, Jean-Claude (1984). Karnak: résurrection d'un site. Office du livre. ISBN 978-2-228-00040-6. Retrieved 18 December 2012.