MKTP team 2021
Season 6 2021Head Antonio J. Morales
Archaeology Kelly Accetta Crowe Sergio Alarcón Robledo Raghda El-Behaedi Elisabeth Kruck David Laguna Palma Nisha Kumar Miriam Luciañez Triviño Óscar Martínez Castro Andrés Martín García de la Cruz Violeta Moreno Megías Mohamed Osman Hazem Shared Mohamed
Conservation Rawda Abdelhady Ella Jewell Andrews Lily Alice Bell Griffin Ana María Herranz Redondo Reed Ivey Hudson Ahmed Tarek Jaume Vilaró Fabregat
Epigraphy Carlos Gracia Zamacona Émilie Martinet Sika Pedersen Dina Serova
Architecture Flavio Celis D'Amico Ernesto Echeverría Valiente Daniel Spinelli Arroyo
Forensic Anthropology Manuel F. Carrillo Rodríguez Enrique Dorado Fernández
Ancient textiles Elsa Yvanez
Geology Teresa Bardají Azcárate
Papyrology (conservation) Miriam Krutzsch
Ceramics José Alba Gómez Bettina Bader
Photography, video and 3D Inmaculada López Hita Patricia Mora Riudavets
Antonio Morales is Associate Professor of Egyptology at the Seminar of Ancient History in the University of Alcalá (UAH, Alcalá de Henares, Madrid) and the Director of the Middle Kingdom Theban Project. Previously, he lectured 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), Egyptian literatura, and ancient Egyptian magic and religion.
Kelly Accetta Crowe 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 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.
Sergio Alarcón Robledo is doing his PhD in Egyptology at Harvard University. He studied Architecture in the Technical University of Madrid (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid), an MPhil in Egyptology at the University of Cambridge, and an MA in Archaeology at the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA. His main area of interest is in ancient Egyptian architecture, with a particular focus on Bronze Age temple and funerary structures in Egypt.
Didi is an Egyptian Archaeology PhD candidate at the University of Chicago. She received her BA in Anthropology (Archaeology) and a minor in Geospatial Technologies from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. In 2019, she completed her MA in Egyptian Archaeology at the University of Chicago. Didi’s main research interests include landscape and environmental archaeology, settlement patterns, remote sensing, GIS, 3D modeling, and computer programming.
Elisabeth (MA in Egyptology, Mainz) is scientific assistant at the Seminar of Egyptology in the Freie Universität Berlin. She has finished her Phd thesis about intact burials in the Middle Kingdom to the Johannes Gutenberg-University in Mainz. Her main research interests are funerary material culture, concepts of burials and the connection of archeological legacies and funerary rites.
David Laguna PalmaArchaeology
David Laguna-Palma received his BA in History (2017) at the University of Granada (First class; Best academic record 2014/2015; and First prize UGR-Caja Rural for excellence in academic studies in Arts and Humanities). His degree dissertation was entitled ‘Politics and diplomacy: the Aegean world in Egypt during the 18th Dynasty’ (with Honors). He pursued further training in Archaeology with his postgraduate, first obtaining an interuniversity MA in Archaeology (University of Seville and University of Granada) and later an MSc in Physical and Forensic Anthropology (Faculty of Medicine, University of Granada). Finally, he has received a PhD fellowship (FPU) granted by the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities of Spain, by which he is now developing his doctoral research as a PhD research fellow and Teaching assistant in the Department of Prehistory and Archaeology at the University of Granada.
Nisha Kumar is currently a PhD student at Harvard University. She holds a BA in Classical Archaeology from Hunter College and an MA in Egyptology from the University of Chicago. Her main research interests are in settlement archaeology, urbanism, and the material culture of ancient Egypt.
Miriam Luciañez got her BA in Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property in the Faculty of Fine Arts of Leioa (UPV-EHU) (2008), and she furthered her studies in Conservation studying a Master degree in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (2009). Later, she specialized on Archaeological Heritage working for a Master degree in Archeology at the University of Seville (2012), and she is currently doing her doctoral studies on Prehistory at the same university. Her doctoral research focuses on the manufacture of ivory objects in the Chalcolithic site of Valencina de la Concepción (Seville) from a technological perspective.
Óscar Martínez completed his BA in History at the University of Alcalá (2017) and has continued his specialization on interpretation and heritage management with an MA in Archaeology and Heritage Management in the same university in Madrid (UAH, 2018).
Andrés Martín García de la Cruz holds a four-year BA in History and a MA in Archaeology and Heritage obtained at the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM). Currently, he is a student of the Research MA in Egyptology of Leiden University (LU) and a member of the Permanent Committee of the Iberoamerican Congress of Young Researchers in Egyptology (CIJIE).
Violeta Moreno MejíasArchaeology
Violeta Moreno Megías is a Post-Doc researcher. She holds a BA in History (2011), a Master in Archaeology (2012) and a PhD in Archaeology (2017) from the University of Seville (Spain). She specialized in pottery studies in Protohistory and Ancient History. Her research interests go from Archaeometry to the technological and organizational aspects of pottery production and their cultural implications. She has lectured at the University of Seville and the Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznań (Poland).
Mohamed Osman finished his PhD in Nov. 2017 in Freie Universität Berlin., finished his MA in Egyptian Archaeology in 2008 from Helwan University. His main interests are archaeology, landscape archaeology and associated methods such as GIS and landscape photogrammetry. Worked as a field director in the Jebel Barkal Archaeological Mission in Sudan. As a senior archaeologist, he is responsible for the excavations in the tomb of Ipi (TT315).
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.
Marta Arranz holds a BA in History at the University Complutense of Madrid (UCM) and a MA in Archaeology and Heritage at the University Autónoma of Madrid (UAM). Currently, she is a PhD candidate at the University of Alcalá, where she focuses her study on the iconographical representations of the serpent-goddesses in several tombs of the Ancient Egyptian culture. Additionally, she works in the University of Alcalá, combining her research work with the Middle Kingdom Theban Project y Earlier Ancient Egyptian Mortuary Texts Variability projects.
Salima Ikram is the Distinguished University Professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo; she is the current Head of the Egyptology Unit at the AUC and Visiting Professor at the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Yale University (USA). 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.
Beatriz Noria Serrano studied her BA in History at the University of Sevilla and her MA in Egyptology at the University of Liverpool. Currently, she is working on her PhD at the University of Alcalá, which will concentrate on the role of women during the Middle Kingdom and Second Intermediate Period, mainly as attested in stelae and inscriptions from these periods.
Jónatan Ortiz-García is "Juan de la Cierva – Incorporación" (MICINN, Spain) postdoctoral fellow at the University of Alcalá. Previously, he was also the recipient of a "Juan de la Cierva – Formación" (MICINN, Spain) postdoctoral fellow (2019–2021) at the same institution. His main research areas are religious cloths and clothing, funerary beliefs and practices, as well as religious interactions in ancient Egypt.
Founding Director of Raquda Foundation for Art and Heritage (NGO – NPO) since 2015 in Alexandria. She is a freelancer archaeological conservator, MA Heritage Conservation and Site Management (BTU – Helwan University) Egypt, and her MA thesis is focused on Virtual Reconstruction and Conservation for Underwater Cultural Heritage (UCH).
Ella Jewell AndrewsConservation
Ella Andrews is an MSc student studying conservation for archaeology and museums at University College London (UCL). She received an MA in principles of conservation from UCL, in which her dissertation research focused on mud brick structures in the Middle East. She received her BA in anthropology from University of North Carolina Charlotte and worked in the field as an archaeologist and conservator during her undergraduate degree. Her background and interests include archaeological conservation both on site and in museum laboratories, with experience focusing on inorganics.
Lily Alice Bell GreffinConservation
Lily Griffin obtained a BA in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History from the University of Oxford in 2018. She specialises in archaeological conservation, having achieved an MA in Principles of Conservation (2019) and completing an MSc in Conservation for Archaeology and Museums this year (2021), both from UCL. She is interested in the synthesis of modern-day technology, materials science, and conservation and excited to apply this in the field.
Ana María HerranzConservation
Ana M. Herranz has a B.A. in History (Universidad Autónoma of Madrid) and a B.A. in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage (Higher School of Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage, Madrid), specialty in Archeological Conservation. She has worked at the National Archaeological Museum (cataloging of collection objects of the Department of Egyptian Antiquities and the Middle East) and has been part of research projects such as Building Tarteso (Institute of Archeology-Mérida- CSIC), working in conservation treatments of archaeological artifacts settlement at “Casas del Turuñuelo” (Badajoz). She has also worked as a curator in the Bronze Age Archaeological Site of Motilla del Retamar (Argamasilla de Alba, Ciudad Real) recording archeological artifacts and drawing up the Conservation and Restoration project.
Reed Ivey HudsonConservation
Reed Hudson is an American conservator who has trained in Italy, America and the United Kingdom. She obtained a BA in African Studies from Mount Holyoke College, a Post Baccalaureate degree in Art Conservation from Studio Art Colleges International in Florence, and a Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies from Harvard University. Most recently she undertook the MA in Principles of Conservation and MSc in Conservation for Archaeology and Museums at University College London, where she researched the use of photogrammetry in conservation documentation, the digitization of heritage, and community involvement in conservation.
Ahmed Tarek is a conservator at the Conservation Center of the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM-CC). He is especially interested on the conservation of organic artifacts, in particular papyrus and paper.
Jaume Vilaró FabregatConservation
Jaume Vilaró Fabregat is invited as a restorer for the Middle Kingdom Theban Project. He holds dual Bachelor degrees in Conservation-Restoration of Cultural Heritage and Art History, a Master’s degree in Egyptology, and he is currently a PhD candidate in Egyptology. His research, part of the Vatican Coffin Project, concerns the non-stola yellow coffins of the Twenty-First Dynasty preserved at the Museo Egizio (Turin).
Sika Pedersen (BA and MA in Egyptology, University of Copenhagen) is currently working as a research assistant transcribing several administrative and literary New Kingdom ostraca and writing tablets. In January 2020, she is starting a three-year PhD fellowship in Egyptology at the University of Alcalá as part of the Earlier Ancient Egyptian Mortuary Texts Variability (MORTEXVAR) project studying the ancient Egyptian mortuary texts from the Old and Middle Kingdom.
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”.
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.
Ernesto Echeverría Valiente is Associate Professor in Design and Geometry at the Architecture degree of the School of Architecture (University of Alcala, Spain). He received his BA 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.
Daniel Spinelli holds a BA in Architecture from the University of Alcalá (2006) with a BA paper entitled "Urban Corridors: the case of the Henares Corridor as a territorial intervention". He is currently working on his Master thesis on Architecture at the University of Alcalá.
Manuel F. CarrilloForensic Anthropology
Manuel Carrillo got his degree in Medicine and Surgery (MD) from the University Complutense in Madrid. In addition, he has a Master degree in Physical and Forensic Anthropology (MSc) from the University of Granada and a PhD from the University of Alcalá. He passed his certified residence training in Legal and Forensic Medicine.
Enrique DoradoForensic Anthropology
Enrique Dorado received his BSc and MD in Medicine and Surgery, as well as his PhD in Medicine and Surgery from the University Complutense in Madrid. In addition, he has obtained several degrees in his prolific career: MSc in Physical and Forensic Anthropology at the UCM; Especialist degree in Legal and Forensic Medicine; MSc in Medical Law and Bioethics (UCLM); Certificate for direction of x-rays medical centres; and Diploma on Archeozoology, offered by the Centre of Near Eastern and Late Antiquity Studies. At this point, he is the Head of the Section of Anthropology, Odontology, and Entomology at the Instituto de Medicina Legal in Madrid.
Elsa YvanezAncient textiles
Elsa Yvanez holds a MA in Egyptology (La Sorbonne – Paris IV), a MA in Egyptian Archaeology (UCL, London) and a PhD in archaeology from Lille 3 university, France. After focusing her first MA dissertation on Middle Kingdom administration in Egypt and Nubia, she turned her inquiries towards ancient textile material from Meroitic Sudan. Her research encompasses all aspects of textile production and uses, from fibers to tools, from weaving techniques to clothing, all the way to textile usage in urban and funerary contexts. Elsa continued to explore these issues as a Marie Skłodowska Curie fellow at the Centre for Textile Research (CTR), University of Copenhagen (TexMeroe project, EU grant n°743420), from 2018 to 2020. Since then, she is designing new projects aimed at developing textile archaeology along the Nile Valley. She is also the co-founder of the Textile Archaeology in Egypt and Sudan research network, hosted at CTR.
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.
Myriam Krutzch is papyrus conservator of the papyrology collection of the Egyptian Museum of Berlín (Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz). She has extensive experience in the reconstruction and conservation of papyrus, paper and books. She has worked in collections from around the world and she has also collaborated with various archaeological missions in Egypt.
José Alba GómezCeramics
Is Doctor by the University of Jaén. He holds a BA degree in “Humanidades” from the University of Jaén (Spain) since 2004. Currently, is a PDI at the Dept. Antropología, Geografía e Historia, Área de Historia Antigua, University of Jaén. His work is based on topics concerning pottery production, trade and consumption, and the role of ceramics in order to analyse and interpret cultural information. Other research areas of his interest are olive tree cultivation and oil production in ancient Egypt.
Bettina Bader holds an M.A. and PhD from the University of Vienna and is the head of the research group Archaeology in Egypt and Sudan at the Austrian Archaeological Institute (Department of Prehistory and Western Asian and Northeast African Archaeology) at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. She is a specialist in material culture, with a focus on pottery dating from the First Intermediate Period to the early New Kingdom and conducted several post-doc projects at the Universities of Vienna and Cambridge (UK). She has worked at numerous sites all over Egypt for 25 years and published widely on material culture, pottery, pottery processing and the relationship between material culture and identities. Currently she leads the Austrian Science Fund's START-project: Beyond Politics: material culture in Second Intermediate Period Egypt and Nubia at the Academy.
Inma LópezPhotography, video and 3D
Inma López obtained her BSc in Engineering, Industrial Design and Development in the Technical School of Engineering at the Universidad Politécnica in Madrid. She works as an engineer on design and has specialised on documentation, photography, and high resolution images.
Patricia MoraPhotography, video and 3D
Patricia Mora Riudavets holds a degree in History from the University of Barcelona and a MA in Egyptology from the University of Liverpool with a dissertation entitled “Women that clap their hands in the Old Kingdom”. Recently she has completed the “International Postgraduate in Scientific Photography” at the Universidad de Alcalá (UAH). Since 2006 she has worked (and works) as a professional archaeological photographer in several national and international archaeological missions in Egypt and Syria.