Nicolas Grimal

Nicolas Grimal

Nicolas Grimal (born in Libourne on 13 November 1948) is a French Egyptologist.



Nicolas Grimal was born to Pierre Grimal in 1948. After his Agrégation in Classics in 1971, he obtained a PhD in 1984. He has been a professor at the Sorbonne since 1988.

From 1989 to 1999, he headed the French Institute of Oriental Archeology in Cairo. Since 1990, he has been the scientific director of the Franco-Egyptian Centre for study of the temples of Karnak. He has held the chair of Egyptology at the Collège de France since 2000.[1]



  • Leçon inaugurale, faite le mardi 10 mars 2000, Collège de France, Chaire de civilisation pharaonique, archéologie, philologie, histoire, Collège de France, Paris, 2000 ;
  • Leçon inaugurale, faite le mardi 24 octobre 2000, Collège de France, Paris, 2000.