Martina BardonováArchaeologist/ceramologistUniverzita Karlova Prague (Czech Republic)


Martina got trained in Egyptology and History at the Charles University in Prague. She studied her BA studies in Egyptology and History therein, obtaining an double-degree MA in 2011. In 2009-2010, she enjoyed a visiting research period as part of the Erasmus Program in the Centre de Recherches Égyptologiques of La Sorbonne (CRES).

In 2015, she was awarded the fellowship Anglo-Czech Eduactional Fund for a four-month research stay as Visiting Researcher in the Institute of Archaeology (IoA) at University College London, under the supervision of Dr. Richard Bussmann. In 2017, she also obtained the Robert Anderson Trust fellowship for conducting research during one month in the British Museum (London). In addition, in 2012 she obtained funding for three different projects.

Her research focuses on the economy and social structure of ancient Egypt, mainly in the Old and Middle Kingdoms. In this regard, she has just finished her PhD in Egyptology, working on the storage and administration of grain during the Old and Middle Kingdoms. Since 2009, she participates in several expeditions in the Czech Republic and in Egypt. In the latter, she has participated in the excavations organized by the Austrian Archaeological Institute in the site of Tell el-Daba (Delta), in the concession of the Czech Institute of Egyptology at the necropolis of Abusir, and with the University of Jaén in the necropolis of Qubbet el-Hawa. Between 2007 and 2011, she collaborated in several occassions with the Náprstkovo Muzeum v Praze for the organization of various exhibitions related to ancient Egypt. Since 2013, she works for the archives of the Czech Institute of Egyptology, where she has also received a postdoctoral fellowship.