E.S. Bogoslovsky was born on 21 August 1941 in Novokuznetsk. He did his studies at the Faculty of History of the Perm State University and graduated in 1964. Later he entered the Hermitage for postgraduate studies supervised first by Militsa Edvinovna Mat'e until her death in 1966 and then by Boris Borisovich Piotrovsky. In 1968 he joined the Leningrad Branch of the IOS.
His main research topic was economic and social history of Egypt during the New Kingdom period. He was one of the world’s leading experts on artefacts of the Theban necropolis at Deir el-Medina.
In 1968 he defended his Candidate of Sciences thesis (its reworked version published in 1979) titled “Servants of pharaohs, gods and private people [Слуги фараонов, богов и частных лиц]”. It examines the New Kingdom title “obedient to bidding”. He actively published texts of the New Kingdom found in Soviet and foreign collections. His monograph “Artefacts and documents from Deir el-Medina kept in Soviet museums” [Памятники и документы из Дейр эль-Медина, хранящиеся в музеях СССР] was published as a series of articles in the Journal of Ancient History (VDI) in 1972-1973.
In 1986 he defended his Doctoral thesis “Artisans of Ancient Egypt (materials from Deir el-Medina)” [Древнеегипетские мастера (по материалам из Дейр эль-Медина)] based on approximately 20 000 documents with prosopography materials and other sources. It was published as a monograph in 1983.
His last book “New Sources for the History of Egypt in the 15th–10th Centuries BC” [Новые источники по истории древнего Египта XV-X вв. до н. э.], which includes publication of several Deir el-Medina texts from European museums, was published in 2019.
E.S. Bogoslovsky died on 21 July 1990 at the age of 48.
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Bogoslovsky E. S. New Sources for the History of Egypt in the 15th–10th Centuries BC [Новые источники по истории Египта XV–X вв. до н. э.] / Edited by Ivan V. Bogdanov. St. Petersburg: Publishing House of the Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, 2019. 260 p., ill. («Studia Aegyptia»).