Eberhard Otto was a German Egyptologist. Eberhard Otto was born on February 26, 1913 in Dresden. He had his education at Leipzig, Munich and Göttingen and studied from 1932 to 1937. He had his doctorate degree in 1938 and his habilitation in 1943. Later in 1950, Eberhard Otto served as an adjunct professor of Egyptology at the University of Hamburg.
Five years later, Eberhard Otto became the head of Egyptology at the University of Heidelberg. His work also involved the religion and art of ancient Egypt, and with the passage of time, he became synonymous with the Lexicon of Egyptology.
He edited the Lexicon of Egyptology with Wolfgang Helck. It must be noted that the successful book of Eberhard Otto was the paperback dedicated to his wife, Egypt. The Path of the Pharaonic Empire, which went through five editions until 1979 and was reprinted again in 2010. Since 1957 he has been a full member of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences.
Eberhard Otto Cause of Death
Eberhard Otto died on October 11, 1974 in Heidelberg. He was 61 years old at the time of his death. The cause of his death is yet to be updated.
Some of the writings of Eberhard Otto are Contributions to the history of bull cults in Egypt (= studies on the history and antiquity of Egypt. Volume 13, ISSN 2365-1237 ). Hinrichs, Leipzig 1938, (also: Göttingen, University, dissertation, 1937), The reproach to God. On the emergence of Egyptian debate literature. (Lectures at the Orientalist Conference in Marburg. Egyptology Section, 1950) Gerstenberg, Hildesheim 1951, Topography of the Theban Gau (= studies on the history and antiquity of Egypt. Volume 16). Akademie-Verlag et al., Berlin et al. 1952, Egypt. The Path of the Pharaonic Empire (= Urban paperbacks. Volume 4, ZDB -ID 995319-X ). Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 1953/5th edition. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart et al. 1979 and The biographical inscriptions of the Egyptian late period. Their intellectual-historical and literary significance (= Problems of Egyptology. Volume 2, ISSN 0169-9601 ). Brill, Leiden 1954.
Others are The relationship between rite and myth in Egyptian (= meeting reports of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences. Philosophical-Historical Class. 1958, Volume 1, ISSN 0933-6613 ). Winter, Heidelberg 1958, The Egyptian mouth opening ritual (= Egyptological Treatises. Volume 3, ISSN 0568-0476 ). 2 parts. (Part 1: Text. Part 2: Commentary. ). Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden 1960, God and man according to the Egyptian temple inscriptions of the Greco-Roman period. An investigation into the phraseology of the temple inscriptions (= Treatises of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences. Philosophical-Historical Class. 1964, Volume 1, ISSN 0017-9574 ). Winter, Heidelberg 1964 and with Max Hirmer : Osiris and Amun. Cult and holy places. Hirmer, Munich 1966.