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David Bourke O'Connor (born 1938) is an Australian Egyptologist, currently residing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. O'Connor holds the position of Lila Acheson Wallace Professor of Ancient Egyptian Art, in the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University.



O'Connor received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Sydney in 1958, a post-graduate diploma in 1962, and a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in 1969.

His major interests are ancient Egyptian art history and archaeology.

He is affiliated with the American Research Center in Egypt.

Fellowships and honorsEdit

  • Raymond and Beverley Sackler Foundation Distinguished Lecturer in Egyptology, 1994
  • William Fox Albright Lecturer, 1993
  • Guggenheim Fellowship, 1982-1983

Selected worksEdit

  • Ancient Egyptian Kingship: New Investigations, coeditor, 1994.
  • Ancient Nubia: Egypt's Rival in Africa, 1994.
  • Ancient Egypt: A Social History, coauthor, 1983.
  • Thutmose III: A New Biography, coeditor with Eric H. Cline, 2006, ISBN 978-0472114672

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