Academic earns prestigious award from the oldest geographical society in Spain

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Academic in their office
Dr Marina Escolano Poveda

Lecturer in Egyptology, Dr Marina Escolano Poveda, has earned a prestigious award from the oldest geographical society in Spain, the Sociedad Geográfica La Exploradora. The society is based in Álava, Spain, and was founded in 1868.

Dr Escolano Poveda has been honoured for her career as a linguist and archaeologist, and for public engagement. 

Escolano Poveda's research is concerned with the intellectual word of Egyptian priests and temples in the Greco-Roman period, with a particular focus on ancient astronomy and alchemy. She has been continuously involved in archaeological projects in Egypt since 2007, as an archaeologist, as an illustrator and as an expert in Demotic texts. 

Head of Department, Professor Bruce Gibson said: 

The award of this prestigious prize to Marina, by the oldest geographical society in Spain, reflects her exceptional commitment to research and public engagement in the field of Egyptology. She is one of the most outstanding scholars of her generation in the field. Her enthusiasm and willingness to engage with the wider public means that she is doing wonders in publicising the discipline and Liverpool’s strengths in Egyptology around the world.