John Baines (Egyptologist)

John Robert Baines (born 17 March 1946) is a retired academic. He was Professor of Egyptology at the University of Oxford and is a fellow of The Queen's College.

Early life

Baines was born on 17 March 1946. He is the oldest son of Edward Russell Baines and his wife Dora Margaret Jean (née O’Brien). He was educated at Winchester College, an all boys public boarding school in Winchester, Hampshire, England.[1] He went on to study Egyptology at the University of Oxford.[2] He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) in 1967, later promoted to Master of Arts (MA). He gained his Doctor of Philosophy degree (DPhil) in 1976.[1]

Academic career

Baines was Professor of Egyptology at the University of Oxford from 1976 to 2013. He was one of the youngest professors at the university at the age of 30. He is also the author of multiple scholarly articles and publications relating to ancient Egyptian civilization.

His research interests are in Ancient Egyptian art, religion, literature, and biographies; modelling ancient Egyptian society; comparative and anthropological approaches to ancient civilizations.



  1. 1 2 "BAINES, Prof. John Robert". Who's Who 2012. A & C Black. December 2011.
  2. "Prof John Baines". The Queen’s College. 2012. Retrieved 11 September 2012.

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