Elisabeth KruckArchaeologistFreie Universität Berlin (Germany)


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.

Elisabeth Kruck finished her MA about funerary cones from the excavation of the German Archeological Institute in Dra’ Abu el-Naga where she was working as an archaeologist since 2005. There she was responsible for the supervision and documentation of excavation activities and the evaluation of the archaeological material.

In this context, Elisabeth introduced students from different German universities to the work by the German Archeological Institute in Dra‘ Abu el-Naga.

Elisabeth’s PhD thesis, entitled “Beigabe und Abbild – Aspekte und Konzepte ungestörter Bestattungen in Saqqara und Abusir”, deals with intact burials from the Middle Kingdom, focusing on the connections and interactions between the burial equipment, images, and texts contained in the coffins. She is particularly interested in the interrelations of these elements and their interpretation in the context of the burial ritual. As a scientific assistant in the Seminar of Egyptology at FUB, Elisabeth has been teaching several courses about the archaeological legacy of the Middle and New Kingdom, and supervising students in this field of specialization.