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Dr Silvia Zago BA, MA, PhD

Lecturer in Egyptology Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology


Personal Statement

I am an Egyptologist specialising in ancient Egyptian religion and afterlife texts, and my research encompasses the evolution of the concepts of the otherworld over time, magic and ritual practices as well as the conceptualisation and use of the sacred landscape in ancient Egypt. I am also keen on exploring cross-cultural interconnections between the Egyptian world and contemporary societies of the ancient Mediterranean basin, in particular during the Graeco-Roman period.

I joined the Department of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology of the University of Liverpool as Lecturer in Egyptology in 2019, having previously obtained a PhD (Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations – Egyptology) from the University of Toronto, where I also taught for several years. I moreover hold an MA in Languages and Cultures of the Near and Middle East (Egyptology) from the University of Pisa (Italy) and a BA in Conservation of Cultural Heritage (Near Eastern Archaeology) from Ca' Foscari University of Venice (Italy).

I was appointed a Member of the Royal Historical Society in 2021.