Egyptology Research Group
About this Group
Our projects are focused on three principal areas of research, as follows:
Fieldwork and material remains
- Excavation, finds processing
- Environmental and landscape studies, including relations with the desert margins
- Ancient technology
- Museum-based studies
- The architecture of tombs and temples
- The epigraphic recording of the texts and pictures on tomb walls and ancient quarries.
- Primary editions and translations of hieroglyphic, cursive hieratic texts or Coptic texts
- The nature and use of Egyptian literature: literary criticism, authorship and audience, transmission and the performance of Egyptian literature
- Ritual and theology
- The study of documentary texts as sources of law, administration and social history
- Formal linguistic research into the grammar and structure of the ancient language, its writing systems, and the 3,000-year history of the language.
Bringing together material remains, pictorial and textual sources
- The ritual landscape of Egypt, where the archaeology of religion is brought together with studies of the performance of ritual, the practice of prayer and the nature of religious belief
- The Ramesside Period, where all aspects of the record are brought together to write the social, cultural and political history of the period
- The Old Kingdom, where the tomb, pyramid, pictorial and textual records are brought together to reconstruct a picture of early Egyptian religion and society.
Between 2007-2013 the Egyptology Research Group was also responsible for editing The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology – the leading UK academic journal in the field.