MKTP Team 2017

Antonio Javier Morales Rondán


Antonio (BA in Archaeology, MA and PhD in Egyptology, Philadelphia), is professor of Egyptology at the University of Alcalá and concentrates on funerary texts, rituals, and beliefs, as well as on history and culture of the Middle Kingdom. He coordinates the Middle Kingdom Theban Project and engages on epigraphic work in the project.

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Antonio Morales is Assoc. Professor of Egyptology at the Seminar of Ancient History in the University of Alcalá (UAH, Alcalá de Henares, Madrid) since January 2017. Previously, he was Lecturer in Egyptology at Freie Universität Berlin. He is currently organizing an Egyptological program at the University of Alcalá, mainly focused on pharaonic history, religion, language, and culture. The new program already includes courses on Egyptian language (Middle Egyptian, hieratic, Late Egyptian) and ancient Egyptian magic and religion.

He received his B.A. in Archaeology from the University of Seville in 1997. Later he studied Egyptology in England at the universities of London (UCL), Birmingham, and Oxford, as well as in Germany at Freie Universität of Berlin. He obtained his PhD in Egyptology at the University of Pennsylvania in 2013. Antonio’s dissertation deals with the philological and cultural aspects of the transmission of the Pyramid Texts into the Middle Kingdom. His main areas of interest include Egyptian religion, ritual, particularly mortuary corpora, beliefs, and practices, as well as history and culture of the Middle Kingdom.

He has participated as archaeologist and epigrapher in several excavations in Egypt (Abydos, Aswan, Dra Abu el-Naga, El-Amra, Saqqara), and has worked as research assistant at the Department of Egyptian Antiquities in the British Museum, London. As the Head of the Middle Kingdom Theban Project, he aims at the study and publication of several tombs of the late Eleventh and early Twelfth Dynasties that deserve more attention. He coordinates the archaeological mission and focuses on the epigraphic materials resulting from the archaeological activities. In addition, in co-direction with Mohamed Osman, he is working on the study and publication of the funerary chamber of Harhotep (now in the Cairo Museum as CG 28023), originally located in Deir el-Bahari (TT 314).

He has published many articles in peer-review journals and chapters to books. In 2001 he edited a book on the production and use of beer in ancient cultures, and has co-edited with Kolb Fellow Jane Hill and Philip Jones a multicultural and interdisciplinary conference volume on Kingship, Politics, and Landscape in ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013). This year he has published a monograph on the transmission of the Pyramid Texts of Nut in the Old and Middle Kingdoms (BSAK 19, Buske, 2017). In addition, as part of his research position in the Berlin project SFB 980, he is preparing a volume on the transmission of the Pyramid Texts into the Kushite and Saite period, and is currently editing a volume (in Spanish) about the major genres of religious compositions in pharaonic, grecorroman and coptic Egypt (Confluencias, 2017). He has given papers at international conferences and congresses in Egypt, the United States, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, England, Czech Republic, Portugal, and Spain.

Kelly Accetta


Kelly (BA in Art and Archaeology, MA and PhD in Egyptology, Cambridge) focuses on the construction and decoration of gates and entrances in ancient Egyptian temples. Her main research interests are Egyptian architecture, funerary material culture, and the connection between iconography and power.

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Kelly Accetta holds a Bachelor of Arts in Archaeology and Art History from the University of Virginia, a Master of Philosophy in Egyptology from the University of Cambridge, and she has just graduated with a PhD in Archaeology, also from the University of Cambridge. Her dissertation was entitled “Thresholds of the Gods: Doorways and Movement in New Kingdom Theban Temples”, in which she explored the connection between the construction and decoration of doorways and their perceived and actual usage. Whilst doing her doctoral research, she spent much time in Luxor documenting and studying the doorways in situ, as well as consulting with the missions working on the temples in order to better understand how modern reconstruction and interpretation has physically altered the ancient structures. Her main areas of interest are stone built architecture, funerary material culture, art, and the connection between image and power.

Kelly has participated in several excavations of Native American and Colonial American sites, most notably at James Fort in Jamestown, Virginia – the site of the first permanent English settlement in the Americas. She has recently teamed up with the Egypt Exploration Society to create a summer skills school which helps to introduce post-graduate students from Europe to the skills needed to excavate in Egypt, taught by Egyptologists and archaeologists from around the UK. She has also recently volunteered at the British Museum as a part of the Amara West project, where she has enhanced her skills in object handling and documentation as well as her knowledge of domestic and funerary material culture in Nubia. In her role as archaeologist/Egyptologist on the Middle Kingdom Theban Project, she will be jointly in charge of the clearance and excavation of the courtyard of the tomb of Henenu (TT 313), as well as the documentation of the plan of the tomb and study of its doorways.

Sergio Alarcón Robledo


Sergio (BA in Architecture, MA in Egyptian Archaeology, Cambridge) focuses on Egyptian architecture, above all in monumental structures from the Middle and New Kingdoms. He has participated in several expeditions as architect and Egyptologist, and will initiate his PhD studies in Egyptology soon.

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Sergio Alarcón Robledo studied Architecture in the Technical University of Madrid (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid), and an MPhil in Egyptology at the University of Cambridge. His main area of interest is ancient Egyptian architecture, with a particular focus on Middle to Late Bronze Age temple and funerary structures in Egypt.

He has taken part of several archaeological missions in Egypt, and has worked with material ranging from the Old kingdom to the Third Intermediate Period (Thebes, Qubbet el-Hawa, Zawyet Sultan). Since 2012, he is a permanent member of the Polish-Egyptian Archaeological and Conservation Mission of the Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari, where he is in charge of the research undertaken on the architectural elements of the Upper Courtyard. As a member of the Middle Kingdom Theban Project, he will study the architecture of several Middle Kingdom tombs, and he will conduct –together with Kelly A. Accetta– the archaeological works of the tomb of Henenu (TT313).

Sebastian Falk


Sebastian (BA and MA in Egyptian Archaeology, Berlin) works in the German Archaeological Institute in Cairo (DAIK). He is involved in projects promoting scientific collaboration in Egypt as well as on research projects dealing with the study of the Neolithic in Egypt.

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Sebastian Falk is research assistant at the Cairo department of the German Archaeological Institute (DAI). He finished his MA. thesis with the title: “The excavations of Hermann Junker in Merimde Beni Salama: contextualization and reexamination of the archaeological finds” in 2016. Beside his studies in the field of Neolithic Egypt, Sebastian’s work at the DAI Cairo focusses on promoting scientific exchange with Egyptian scholars and the organization of the DAI scholarship program. He is also involved in DAI projects in Aswan and the Citadel area in Cairo.

Sebastian took part in several excavations and survey projects in Egypt since 2012 as archaeologist and photographer. As student assistant in the project “The Neolithisation of the Nile Delta” at the Excellence Cluster Topoi at the FU Berlin, Sebastian has worked in museum collections in Heidelberg, Vienna and Stockholm and recorded objects from Merimde Beni-Salama. Furthermore he has been student assistant in the library of the Institute of Egyptology of the FU Berlin.

In 2014, Sebastian collaborated in the publication of “Reflections on Turning Points. Egypt between January 25, 2011 and June 30, 2012” by Fayza Haikal. Since 2015, he is member of the organization team of the “Tell! Young Researchers Lecture Series” at the DAI Cairo.

Abd El-Ghany El-Taher


Abd el-Ghany (BA in Archaeology, El-Minya) works as inspector of Antiquities of the Ministry of State for Antiquities. He is specialized on Egyptian archaeology, examination and preservation of findings.

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Abd el-Ghany holds a Bachelor in Archaeology from the University of El-Mynia (2009). He has worked as Inspector of Antiquities in the services of the Avenue of Sphinxes in the Mut temple, in the Mummification Museum, and in the area of Deir el-Bahari and the temple of Hatshepsut.

He has participated in the Archaeological Field School program in the years 2012-2013, and has received training in archaeological drawing and excavation methods. He will join the MKTP this year as part of the team concerned with the drawings, collection, and preservation of the objects found in the excavations.

Mohamed Osman


Mohamed (BA and MA in Egyptian Archaeology, Helwan) currently works on his PhD about routes and centres of trade in ancient Egypt. His main interests are archaeology (mainly landscape archaeology), photogrammetry, 3D reconstructions, and GIS methods.

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Mohamed Osman finished his MA in Egyptian Archaeology in 2008 from Helwan University under the supervision of Prof. Maha Farid and Prof. Layla Azzam, the subject was: "Urban Settlements in Ancient Egypt, From Pre-Dynastic Periods to the End of the Third Dynasty". He is finishing his PhD dealing with trade routes and centres in ancient Egypt from the Predynastic period to the end of the Middle Kingdom, under the supervision of Profs. Joanne Rowland and Dietrich Raue. His main interests are archaeology, landscape archaeology and all the attached technological methods such as GIS and landscape photogrammetry. He is also specialized on epigraphical illustrations among other kinds of archaeological modern documentation methods involving professional photography, digital illustrations, and 3D modelling.

He has participated in several training workshops and field schools, as he had a training as a field archaeologist in the DAIK at Elephantine (2009). He has also worked in the analysis and publication Field School in Giza, AERA, co-directed by Ana Tavares and Mohsen Kamal, under Supervision of William Schenck. He was also RTI training assistant in TOPOI, Freie Universität Berlin, under Dr. Kathryn Piquett and GIS student in the Winter School on Modeling in Landscape Archaeology in Freie Universität.

Since 2003, he has participated in several archaeological missions starting with the Durham University Expedition to Sais between 2003 and 2005. He was excavation supervisor in the SCA Expedition to the Tomb of Shemai from the FIP (Kom El-Koffar, Qift region) between 2003 and 2007, and later he worked as senior archaeologist in the Jebel Barkal Archaeological Mission in Sudan, directed by Timothy Kendall. Mohamed has also participated in several epigraphic surveys, with his most prominent contribution with the NYU Epigraphical Expedition to the temple of Ramseses II at Abydos, directed by Sameh Iskander. He has also work in the SCA–National Project of Documenting Egypt Monuments between 2010 and 2012, directed by Dr. Ramadan El-Badry. He has likewise collaborated in the project dealing with the Sokar and Nefertem chapels in the temple of Seti I in Abydos under the direction of Dr. Hanane Gaber, and has produced as freelance some illustrations of stelas and statues from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. He also worked as an associate registrar for three years in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

Ana Sáez Gómez


Ana (BA in Art History and Diploma on Heritage Management, Seville) has worked as archaeologist in various sites of the province of Cadiz. Her main interests is the preservation and conservation of the historical and archaeological heritage.

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Ana Sáez holds a BA in Art History (2007) and an Expert Certificate in Historical Heritage and Heritage Management (2008). She has studied Archaeology in the AUH-Liceus program (2010). She is currently enrolled in a postdoctoral program in Antiquities Valuation and Appraisal (2016-2017). As a student of archaeology, she has participated in several seminars and workshops, mainly focused on the archaeological heritage in Mediterranean sites and has expanded her academic interest to the field of physical anthropology. However, her main research interest stands on conservation, restoration, historical and archaeological heritage, preservation, and museological studies.

Ana has participated in various projects related to the presentation and management of historical heritage in the area of Cadiz (Spain), and has contributed to the organization of archaeological projects, publication of reports, and the direction of emergency archaeological interventions. She has published several archaeological reports and studies about the archaeological landscape and monumental structures in the province of Cadiz.

She has been selected as one of the Gaselec Foundation Fellows in 2016 and, as part of her first experience in Egypt, she will participate in several domains of the MKTP project so that she can acquire a complete training in multiple duties and responsibilities as a member of the UAH expedition. Among other duties, she will manage and evaluate materials, learn the system of collection, analysis and storage of archaeological materials, and will later participate in the excavation of one of the sectors of the site, as well as assist to the conservators in the basics of preservation intervention to archaeological objects.

Hazem Shared


Hazem Shared (BA in Archaeology and Egyptology) is an Egyptian archaeologist living in Luxor especialized on registration, management, logistical organization and ceramic work. He studied his BA in Archaeology and Egyptology at Aim Shams University, Cairo.

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Hazem Shared is an Egyptian archaeologist living in Luxor especialized on registration, management, logistical organization and ceramic work. He studied his BA in Archaeology and Egyptology at Aim Shams University, Cairo, and later initiated a long career –in spite of his young age– of participations in numerous excavations, including at the Karnak temple in Luxor, in the tomb of Amenmesse (KV63) in the Valley of the Kings, at Dra Abu el-Naga, in Sa el-Hagar, at Deir el-Bahari, and in Kom el-Hisn.

Flavio Celis D’Amico


Flavio (BA in Architecture) is professor of Architecture in the School of Architecture at the University of Alcala and his work focuses on projects about sustainable architecture and conservation of the architectonic heritage.

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Flavio Celis obtained his PhD in Architecture at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in 1998. Between 2001 and 2005 he was Lecturer in Design and Drawing in the Architectural Degree at the School of Architecture in the University of Alcalá. From 2005 he is Professor in Sustainability Architecture, mainly teaching and conducting research in the Master Degree in Architecture developed at the University of Alcalá.

As a researcher at the University of Alcalá, he has participated in several projects concerned with architectural heritage and sustainability architecture. He has given multiple courses and conferences in universities in Spain, Italy, Portugal, Brasil, Chile, México, Perú, and China.

He has participated in two patents, and has contributed in more than 20 national and international research projects whose results have been published in peer-review journals and chapters in books. The projects have been concerned with actions in Spain, Italy, France, Portugal, Greece, Czech Republic, Chile, Mexico, Brazil, China, and India.

As an architect and researcher, he has mainly focused in Architectural Heritage and Sustainability Architecture. He is co-author, with Ernesto Echeverria, of the rehabilitation of the Prince Barrack's as a Learning and Research Center of the Alcalá University. This project received the First Architectural Prize of Alcalá de Henares City Council in 2014. Together with Ernesto Echevarría, Flavio will work on the 3D reconstruction and planimetry of the tombs of Henenu (TT 313) and Ipi (TT 315) in the MKTP.

Ernesto Echevarría Valiente


Ernesto (BA and PhD in Architecture, Madrid) is professor of Design and Geometry at the University of Alcala, and concentrates on the documentation and conservation of historical and archaeological heritage.

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Ernesto Echeverría Valiente is Lecturer in Design and Geometry at the Architecture degree of the School of Architecture (University of Alcala, Spain). He received his B. A. in Architecture from the University Politechnique of Madrid (Spain) in 1990. He obtained his PhD in Architecture at the University Politechnique of Madrid in 2005. Ernesto’s dissertation title is “The University campus of Alcala de Henares: analysis and evolution.” His main areas of interest include Heritage’s documentation and Conservation linked with Bioclimatic Architecture and Environmental sustainability. At moment occupy the charge of University of Alcala Department of Architecture Director.

He has participated in several projects linked with Heritage and Sostenibility as Architect and researcher of the University of Alcala. He has worked in Spain (El Escorial, Madrid, Cifuentes, Alcalá de Henares, Guadalajara), and some places around the world: Brasil, Italy, Portugal, Chile, México, Guatemala focused in Heritage’ Conservation and documentation, or Environmental sustainability

He has participated in 2 patents, and more than 20 national and international researches projects which results have been published in peer-review journals and chapters of books. (Spain, Italy, France, Portugal, Greece, Czech Republic, Chile, Mexico, Brazil, China, India).

Rawda Abd el-Hady


Rawda (BA in Egyptology, Alexandria) is conservator at the Museum of Archaeology of the Faculty of Arts in the University of Alexandria, and is especialized on conservation of written objects and manuscripts.

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Rawda holds a BA in Egyptology from Alexandria University (2013), a Diploma of Archaeological Conservation from Fayum University (2016), and a MA in Heritage Conservation and Site Management from Helwan University and the BTU Brandenburg University of Technology (2018). She especializes in the conservation of objects, mainly manuscripts, written documents, and old books, and has also been trained in preventive conservation, and condition assessment. She works as conservator and registrar in the Museum of Archaeology of the Faculty of Arts in Alexandria University.

She has worked in the planification and organization of the exhibition “Revive the Archaeology Museum”, and has arranged and help to design the first database of the University Museum. In addition, she has contributed in administrative and data entry specialist and researcher in the Center of Coptic Studies in the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, where she has been focusing on the conservation and restoration of manuscripts. In addition, she has been lecturing for the UNESCO on the assessment of conservation conditions and environmental control of collections (2016), and has organized a museum study program with the Egypt Exploration Society (2016).

As a new member of the MKTP, she will contribute to the restoration and conservation of the archaeological objects found in the excavations, together with the other two conservators Eman Zidan and Mohamed Hussein.

Mohamed Hussein


Mohamed (BA in Archaeological Conservation and MA in Restoration, South Valley University) is conservator at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo since 2012. He especializes on the restoration and preservation of organic and inorganic material.

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Mohamed Hussein holds a BA in Archaeological Conservation from South Valley University, Department of Art, Restoration, and Conservation (2005), and a Master in Restoration and Conservation of Antiquities from the same university (2010). He has been a conservator at the Egyptian Museum of Cairo since 2012 until now, and has worked as intern conservator for several projects in ARCE (2012).

He has recently published an article on the conservation treatment for coffins, considering the case of the wooden coffin of Pami. This study is the result of a conference participation on ancient Egyptian coffins at Cambridge University.

He specializes on particular conservation treatments, mainly related to the preservation of both organics (wood, papyrus) and inorganics (stone, metal, pottery). In the MKTP Mohamed will contribute in the duties of conservation, preservation, and storage of the findings.

Eman Zidan


Eman (BA in Archaeological Conservation, Cairo) is conservator at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo and works on various projects on heritage conservation for the Ministry of Antiquities. She especializes on the development of preventive strategies and methods of monitorization in the conservation of archaeological materials and heritage. .

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Eman H. Zidan is object conservator and works for the Ministry of Antiquities at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo (EMC) since 2008. Among her recent duties, she has participated in several projects and exhibitions at the EMC. Currently she is specialized on monitoring environmental conditions and developing preventive conservation strategies for the collection of EMC. She has been awarded –together with Dr. Hannelore Roemich, Chairman of the Conservation Center at the Institute of Fine Arts in New York University– the Antiquities Endowment Fund from the American Research Center in Egypt for the design and development of a project entitled Environmental Conditions and Long Term Preservation of the Collection at the Egyptian Museum: Advanced Training in Preventative Conservation in cooperation with New York University and the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

She received her BA in Archaeological Conservation from Cairo University in 2007 and she is currently an MA student at Fayoum University, where she is focusing on the application of low-cost preventive conservation strategies to adapt the existing exhibition at the EMC. In addition, she has participated in several excavation in Egypt (Abydos, Amarna, Luxor) as a site conservator.

She has also participated in the Museum Training School, University College of London (UCL), dealing with the engagement of local community in museum education, and she volunteers in raising public awareness towards Egypt’s cultural heritage through numerous campaigns and workshops for adults, children, and people with disabilities.

Furthermore, she worked as editor in chief of Archaeology Times Online Magazine (2011-2014), which aimed to promote the most current issues concerning archaeology, heritage, and art. She has given papers at national and international conferences and congresses in the Egypt, United States, Italy, England, Greece, and Canada.

Salima Ikram


Salima (BA in Archaeology, MA and PhD in Egyptian Archaeology, Cambridge) is professor of the American University in Cairo (AUC) and director of the Egyptological Seminar. Her main academic interests are the funerary practices, the mummification, and the animal mummies.

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Salima Ikram is the Distinguished University Professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo, and is the current Head of the Egyptology Unit at the AUC. She is a participant in many Egyptian archaeological projects, the author of several books on Egyptian archaeology, a contributor to various magazines and a frequent guest on pertinent television programs. She studied Egyptology and Archaeology at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania (USA) and earned her MPhil and PhD in Egyptology at the University of Cambridge. While working for her PhD. she also trained in fauna analysis.

She has directed the Animal Mummy Project, the North Kharga Darb Ain Amur Survey, and the Valley of the Kings KV10/KV63 mission, and has co-directed the Predynastic Gallery Project, and the North Kharga Oasis Survey. She has lectured on her work all over the world and publishes in both scholarly and popular journals. Some of her most prominent monographs deal with funerary beliefs and practices, animal mummies, meat production in ancient Egypt, and the mummification practices.

As a member of the MKTP, Salima Ikram is going to examine the remains of the embalming cachette found in the complex of Ipi (TT 315), which consists on materials used during the mummification process of the vizir Ipi.

Jónatan Ortiz García


Jónatan (BA in Historia, MA in Cultural Heritage, and PhD in Egyptology, Valencia) focuses on textiles in ancient Egypt, their iconography and function, as well as on their role in the funerary beliefs and practices in Egypt.

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Jónatan Ortiz-García holds a BA in History, a MA in Cultural Heritage (Classical Archaeology), and a PhD in Cultural Heritage (Egyptology) from the University of Valencia. While working on his dissertation about ancient Egyptian painted shrouds, he was “Atracció de Talent” (VLC/Campus) predoctoral fellow at the department of Ancient History and Written Culture of the University of Valencia. His main research areas are religious cloths and clothing, funerary beliefs and practices, as well as religious interactions in ancient Egypt.

He has developed funded research stays at the University of Oxford, the British Museum, and Museum of Byzantine Art in Berlin. His publications include peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and co-editions of scientific meeting proceedings. He has presented papers in several international congresses and seminars, and is preparing his PhD thesis for publication.

His archaeological fieldwork experience extends from Bronze Age to Roman times excavations in Spain and Egypt.

Raúl Sánchez Casado


Raúl (BA in History, MA in Ancient and Medieval Studies, Granada) currently works on his PhD at the University of Seville about the ka-servant during the Old Kingdom. His main interest is the funerary religion, especially rituals, priesthood and cultic practices.

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Raúl Sánchez Casado holds a degree in History from the University of Granada (Spain) since 2011 and obtained his M.A. in Sciences of the Antiquity and the Middle Ages from the same University in 2012. In 2013 he was awarded a Dissertation Grant from the Spanish Ministry of Education for carrying out his PhD and lecturing at the Department of Ancient History in the University of Seville. He is currently writing his dissertation, whose main theme is the figure of the ka-servant and his functions during the Old Kingdom, which is conducted under the supervision of Prof. Dr. José Miguel Serrano Delgado (University of Seville) and Dr. Antonio J. Morales (University of Alcalá de Henares). Raúl has obtained two scholarships for conducting research as a Visiting Researcher at the Oriental Institute of the University of Oxford (July-September 2014 and July-December 2015), both under de supervision of Prof. Dr. Richard B. Parkinson. He has also made a research stay at the Freie Universität Berlin (July-October 2016) under the auspices of Prof. Dr. Joachin Kahl. There he has secured access to primary resources for his dissertation at the Griffith Institute, the Sackler Library and the Freie Universität Library. In addition, he has obtained field experience through his participation in the previous season of the MKTP and in various archaeological expeditions and projects in Southern Spain.

Furthermore, he has participated in several conferences and seminars, and is the author of various articles. He combines his research with teaching duties at the University of Seville, where he is lecturing on courses about the ancient Egyptian Language and various periods of Ancient History.

His main research interest is the Egyptian religion, particularly the funerary sphere, focusing in the nature of priesthood, ritual and cultic practices.

Dina Serova


Dina (BA in Archaeology and MA in Egyptology, Berlin) currently works in her PhD thesis on nudity in ancient Egyptian representations, and has worked as epigrapher in various projects in Egypt and Sudan.

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Dina Serova holds a Bachelor of Arts in Archaeology and Cultural History of Northeast Africa from Humboldt University Berlin and a Master of Arts in Egyptology from Freie University Berlin. She is currently enrolled as a PhD candidate at Humboldt University, as she writes her dissertation about „Nudity in Ancient Egypt: A diachronic analysis on the basis of written and pictorial evidence“ in which she explores how the human body and its exposure have been perceived in modern and ancient times. Her main areas of interest are the theory and practice of archaeological research, ethnography and linguistic studies.

Dina has participated in several field projects mainly in Sudan (Musawwarat es-Sufra, Meroe) as general assistant and epigrapher with the focus on the documentation of graffiti on site. Having worked as a student assistant at Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften in the project „Strukturen und Transformationen des Wortschatzes der ägyptischen Sprache“ 2013−2014 and at the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) in the years 2015−2016, she gained profound experience with the processing of hieroglyphic and hieratic texts, as well as archive and database related work.

Teresa Bardají


Teresa Bardají is professor of Geology and Geomorphology in the School of Sciences at the University of Alcalá. Her major research interests are the enrivonmental evolution and paleoecology. Part of her professional experience relates to the geology of quaternary deposits, neotectonics, active faults, geomorphology and other active processes.

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Teresa Bardají is a geologist and geomorphologist currently teaching at the University of Alcalá (Madrid, Spain) as full professor. Her main research lines are related to Quaternary environmental evolution in Mediterranean and Atlantic settings, not only in Spain but also in other countries such as Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco and Cape Verde. Within this wide scientific aim, her research has been focused in sea-level changes and palaeoenvironmental evolution during the latter interglacial stages, as well as in the analysis of environmental, geological and archaeological effects of earthquakes. In the last few years she has collaborated with different archaeological teams in Egypt and Morocco, where besides the required geological advice she has been involved in the reconstruction of the ancient landscapes and environmental changes. Part of her professional experience is related to thematic mapping on the geology of quaternary deposits, neotectonics, active faults, geomorphology and active processes. The areas where she has developed these projects cover different geodynamic settings in Spain, from the more tectonically stable areas of western Spain, to the most active ones in the Betic Cordillera.

The research carried out in the last 25 years has giving place to more than 30 contributions to SCI journals, about 100 publications in national and international journals and books, and more than 87 contributions to national or international congresses. She has been member in the research teams of 20 National and 6 International Projects funded by public or private organisms, leading 5 of them, and of 10 Research Contracts with Private Companies and/or Public Administrations. Besides these economically funded projects, she has been involved in 8 IGCP (UNESCO) projects, devoted to sea-level and coastal changes, and to palaeoseismicity and archaeoseismicity.