Jean Nougayrol

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Jean Nougayrol (born February 4, 1900 in Toulouse , † January 23, 1975 ) was a French assyriologist .

life and work

Jean Nougayrol studied at the University of Toulouse and turned to the cuneiform languages under Georges Boyer . In 1935 he received a scholarship at the École biblique et archéologique française de Jérusalem , where he studied with Félix-Marie Abel and Louis-Hugues Vincent . From 1936 he studied at the Collège de France with Charles Fossey , whose successor as Directeur d'Études at the École pratique des hautes études he became in 1938. From 1947 to 1960 he was a curator at the Département des Antiquités Orientales of the Louvre .

His main research interests included research into the ancient oriental divination and the publication of cuneiform texts from Ugarit .

In 1968 he became a member of the Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres and the Slovenian Academy of Sciences . In 1973 he was elected a corresponding member of the British Academy .


  • Paul Garelli : Jean Nougayrol . In: Revue d'Assyriologie et d'Archéologie orientale. Vol. 69 (1975), ISSN  0373-6032 , pp. 1-4.

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