William C. Hayes
|William Christopher Hayes|
March 21, 1903|
Hempstead (village), New York
July 10, 1963 60) (aged|
New York City
|Known for||The Scepter of Egypt|
William Christopher Hayes (March 21, 1903 – July 10, 1963) was an American Egyptologist. His main fields of study were history of Egyptian art and translation/interpretation of texts.
He was born on March 21, 1903.
A pupil of Sir Alan Gardiner, Hayes attended the Princeton University where he graduated in 1935 with a dissertation on the royal sarcophagi of the 18th Dynasty.
For most of his life he was involved with the Metropolitan Museum of Art: first as a member of the museum's Egyptian Epedition (since 1926), then as an assistant curator (1936) and later as curator of the museum's Egyptian Department, from 1952 until his death.
In 1956, He was involved as a consultant in the production of the film The Ten Commandments.
- 1961-1962. Chronology: Egypt – To End Of The Twentieth Dynasty. In The Cambridge Ancient History
- 1956. Most ancient Egypt. University of Chicago Press (as editor)
- 1953-1959. The Scepter of Egypt, a Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. part I, New York 1953; part II, New York 1959
- 1942. Daily life in Ancient Egypt. National Geographic Society.
- 1935. Royal Sarcophagi of the XVIII Dynasty (dissertation)
- "William C. Hayes, Museum Curator. Egyptian Art Chief at the Metropolitan Is Dead". New York Times. July 11, 1963. Retrieved 2014-07-27.
Dr. William C. Hayes, curator of Egyptian art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, died yesterday at his home, 31 East 12th Street. He was 60 years old. ...
- W. C. Hayes, The Scepter of Egypt, part II, 4th printing, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Abrams, inc., New York, 1990, ISBN 0-87099-191-4, (back cover).
- M. L. Bierbrier (1995). Who was Who in Egyptology 3rd ed. London. pp. 195–196 of 256. ISBN 9780856981258.