Anthony Ferrol

Postgraduate Research Student


Anthony was awarded a BA and a MA in Egyptology from the University of Liverpool.

Outside of his studies, Anthony has worked for the Garstang and World Museums in Liverpool and heads the Egyptology Journal Club on campus.

Research Interests

Thesis Title

"A study of terms of possession within the private economical documents from the Ramesside workers' village at Deir el-Medina" 

The workers’ village of Deir el-Medina is unique for the preserved documentary evidence noting the private transactions which were carried out by members of the community. The transactions were not carried out with coinage, but by a system of ‘money’ barter where clothing and household/funerary goods had an equivalent value in metal and grain.

My research concentrates on contextualising the documents of the village economy, with a focus on terms of possession used within the material. This focus will explore how social connections are expressed within the vocabulary of the material, and how this vocabulary deals with the relationship between the individuals and the things being exchanged, and why the documents were written.

Research Funding 

Sir Joseph Rotblat Alumni Scholarship