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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

DM: Dr. Mohamed El-Ashery (العشيري)

Prof. Magdy Ali sent out this obituary:

We have lost a very nice, decent and good friend on Tuesday night, January 15th Dr. Mohamed El-Ashery was born August 26 1961. He was working in Helwan University, Cairo. Mohamed was very helpful colleague and very respected friend. It is really a big loss. May ALLAH have mercy on his soul. Mohamed was buried yesterday in Cairo. We already miss him. To the colleagues of our list who do not know Mohamed El-Ashery, he was the third generation of the Egyptian papyrologists after Prof. Zaki Aly then Prof. Sayed Omar, Prof. Alia Hanafi and of course the late Prof. Abd Allah el-Mosallamy. He was extraordinary Greek papyri reader.