Montet, (Jean) Pierre Marie

(1885–1966)
   French Egyptologist. He was born at Villefranche-sur-Saone, France, on 27 June 1885, and studied at the University of Lyons and the French Institute in Cairo. He excavated at Byblos in Lebanon from 1921–1924; in Egypt at Abu Roash in 1937; and at the important site of Tanis from 1929–1940, 1945–1951, and 1954–1956. His most important finds were the royal tombs of Dynasty 21 and Dynasty 22 at Tanis from 1939–1940. Montet later became professor at the University of Strasbourg. He died in Paris on 18 June 1966.
   See also Carter, Howard; Mariette, Auguste Ferdinand; Naville, Edouard; Petrie, William Matthew Flinders; Reisner, George Andrew; Takelot I; Winlock, Herbert Eustis.
Historical Dictionary Of Ancient Egypt by Morris L. Bierbrier

Ancient Egypt. A Reference Guide. . 2011.

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