Marta Arranz CárcamoEgyptologistUniversity of Alcalá (Spain)


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.

Marta had participated on several archaeological excavations, both in Spain and Italy. Most of them had been developed in Italy, which correspond to the archaeological site of the Sanctuary of Diana in Nemi (Rome) and the roman Villa of San Silvestro in Cascia (Perugia). On the Spanish territory, Marta had participated with the excavation of an Iberian settlement in the archaeological site of Dancos in Lillo (Toledo). In 2015, Marta was awarded with the Research Grant offered by the Spanish Association of Egyptology, thanks to which she will publish part of her research on the snake-goddesses in Ancient Egypt.

Furthermore, Marta has obtained two consecutive years a research grant under the trustees of The Robert Anderson Research Charitable Trust (2019/2020-2021), to carry out a month of research stay in different Museums and Libraries in London as a visiting researcher. In addition, Marta has been part of the Organizing Committee of the Current Research in Egyptology held at the University of Alcalá in June 2019, currently working as part of the Editorial Committee of the proceedings.

As a MKTP member, she collaborates with its participation, organization and management of the excavation project since 2018. Furthermore, she has worked at the University of Alcalá in the digitalization of field materials, and in the identification of the main individuals of the studied period, as well as in the sources and documentation related to them.