Our Team

Field Director

Dr. Anke Weber

Egyptologist / Archaeologist / Curator


As of 2022 Curator at Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection Berlin for the ERC-Grant project "Elephantine" (secondment from BBAW/AGYA).


2016-2019 Research Associate at Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection Berlin.


2017 Completion of the Ph. D. with the title "ÜBERlebensmittel".


2011-2013 Assistant Curator at the Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection Berlin.


Project Coordinator

Ahmed Hussein



As of 2016 Coordinator of The Ramesses III Publication and Conservation Project.


As of 2015 studies of Technical Engineering at South Valley University Qena.


2014-2016 Participation in the project "ÜBERlebensmittel" in the tomb sites of Thebes West.


Mahmoud Abu Diab



As of 2017 Associate at "The Ramesses III (KV 11) Publication and Conservation Project".

Research on Decoration Program

Willem Hovestreydt

Egyptologist, emerit.


2014-2016 Lecturer at the Department of Egyptology in Leiden University.


2009-2010 Associate Member of the Sub-Faculty of Near and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Oxford.


1994-2006 Lecturer (intermittently) at the Department of Egyptology in Leiden University.


1990-2003 Editor of the Annual Egyptological Bibliography; 2003-2008 Editor-in-chief.


Research on Burial Equipment

Lea Rees (née Röfer)



As of October 2022 Lady Wallis Budge Junior Research Fellow in Egyptology at University College, University of Oxford.


2018-2022 PhD Project “Towards creating a social topography of Dahshur” at FU Berlin, funded by the German Academic Scholarship Foundation.


2017-2018 Research assistant at German Archaeological Institute Cairo.


2010-2017 B.A.& M.A. program Ancient Studies/Egyptology at FU Berlin.


Geo-archaeological Survey

Dr. Judith Bunbury



Member of Earth Sciences Department at University of Cambridge.


Affiliated member of the McBurney Geoarchaeology Lab.


Senior Tutor, St Edmund's College at University of Cambridge.

Research Sarcophagus Lid

Dr. Helen Strudwick



As of 2016 Associate Curator (Egyptian Antiquities) at Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge. http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/


2014-2016 Egypt 2016 Curator, Fitzwilliam Museum, responsible for a major Egyptian coffins exhibition and conference.


As of 1984 Field Director of the Cambridge Theban Tombs Project.

Head Conservator

Karin Schinken

Stone Conservator


As of 2017 stone conservator at Landesamt für Denkmalpflege at the Regional Council Stuttgart.


2011-2013 (assistant) stone conservator at the Egyptian Museum Berlin.


2009-2011 stone conservator in the project APSARA National Authority for the Safeguarding and management of Angkor.


2008 research assistant at Neferhotep e.V., Conservation Project PROCON TT 49.


Johannes Kramer



2013-2017 Photographer for the Yousef Jameel Digitalization Project at Museum of Islamic Art Berlin.


As of 2007 Camera Operator.


As of 1989 Freelance Photographer among other things for the German Archaeological Institute, the Albert-Ludwig-University Freiburg and the German Research Foundation.

App Development

Sandro Schwarz

Egyptologist/Computer Scientist


As of 2021 Advisor for IT-Strategy at Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz.


2017-2021 Research Associate / IT Gesamtplanung in the project museum4punkt0 – (De-)Coding Culture. Kulturelle Kompetenz im Digitalen Raum.


2015-2017  Research Associate in the ERC-grant project ELEPHANTINE at the Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection Berlin.

Palaeography of Hieroglyphics

PD Dr. Jan Moje



As of 07/2015 Researcher at the Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection Berlin project "Localizing 4,000 Years of Cultural History. Texts and scripts from Elephantine Island".


2012-2014 Academic employee at the Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection in Berlin in the project "Die ägyptische und orientalische 'Rubensohn-Bibliothek' von Elephantine''.


2012 Habilitation at the Department of Egyptology at Free University Berlin.

Edition of the OMR

Dora Petrova



As of 2016 Scientific assistant at the DFG Leibniz project "Neuedition des Mundöffnungsrituals", University of Heidelberg.


2015 start of the Ph.D. project with working title “The Manuals of the Royal Ritual for Purification (P. Berlin 13242, 14.440 + P. Carlsberg 658,659,660 + PSI Inv. I 115, 146, 147) ” at the University of Heidelberg.


Iris Hertel

Dipl. Conservator and Goldsmith


As of 2002 Freelance Conservator for archaeological cultural heritage.


As of 2008 Conservator (part-time) at Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection Berlin.



Franz Nagy

Software Developer and Photographer


As of 2017 Associate at "The Ramesses III (KV 11) Publication and Conservation Project".


As of 2000 Software Developer at Siemens AG.

Books of the Netherworld

PD Dr. Daniel A. Werning



As of 2019 Research Coordinator, Academy research project "Strukturen und Trans-formationen des Wort-schatzes der ägyptischen Sprache", Berlin-Branden-burgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin.


WiSe 2016/17 Guest Professor at the Institute for Archaeology of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.


2013-2018 Excellence Cluster 264 "Topoi – The Formation and Transfor-mation of Space and Knowledge in Ancient Civilizations", Berlin.

Astronomical Ceiling (Hall J)

Dr. Simon Thuault



2017 Ph.D. Degree Dissertation about Graphemics and Classification System in Old Kingdom Texts.


04/2018-12/2018 Research Associate at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (AKNOA).


10/2019-09/2021 Postdoctoral Fellow of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin) with the research project “Classification of Directive Speech Acts in Egyptian Teaching Texts”.


As of 08/2021 Postdoctoral Researcher at Università di Pisa withing the project “PROCESS – Pharaonic Rescission: Objects as Crucibles of Ancient Egyptian Societies”.

Book of the Heavenly Cow

Dr. Lutz Popko



As of 2005 Research Associate at the SAW in Leipzig, Project “Altägyptisches Wörterbuch” and “Strukturen und Transformationen des Wortschatzes der ägyptischen Sprache ”.


2007-2014 Editorial Assistant for the ZÄS.


2012 Assistant Professor at the “Institut für Altertumswissenschaften/ Arbeitsbereich Ägyptologie”, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.

History of KV 11

Dr. des. Klara Dietze



As of 06/2019 Research Assistant at Institute for Egyptology at Georg Steindorff University Leipzig.


2018-2022 Fellow of the Gerda-Henkel-Stiftung within the research project "Ein Wohn- und Wirtschaftsbezirk des 4.-2. Jhs. v. Chr. im Tempel von Heliopolis".


As of 06/2012 Associate at the Heliopolis Project (currently: excavation director of area 232).



Dr. Saskia Nehls



As of 07/2019 Member of The Ramesses III (KV 11) Publication and Conservation Project.


01/2019-03/2020 Scientific Project Team Member at Wadi Abu Dom / Sudan.


10/2012-07/2019 Doctoral Thesis at Freie Universität Berlin. Analysis of imported Mycenaean Pottery to Tell el-Amarna/Egypt.

Microbiological Analyses

Dr. Thomas Warscheid

Microbiologist and Expert for Monument Preservation


1991 - 1995 Assistant professor in the Geomicrobiology Division (Prof. W.E. Krumbein) at the ICBM - Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment - in Oldenburg


1995 - 2002 Head of the Microbiology Division at the Material Testing Laboratory in Bremen


As of 2003 President of the LBW - Bioconsult (Wiefelstede) with special expertise in indoor

hygiene, microbial infestation of building materials and coatings as well as biodeterioration and conservation of cultural heritage