Our Team

Field Director

Dr. Anke Weber

Egyptologist / Archaeologist / Curator


since 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



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


Since 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



since 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.


Edition of the Litany of Ra

Dr. Martina Grünhagen



2019 Ph. D. degree


07/2016-06/2019 Researcher at the Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection Berlin project “Localizing 4,000 Years of Cultural History. Texts and Scripts from Elephantine Island.”


Since 2012 Doctoral thesis entitled „Stylistics, rhetoric and immanent text types of the Egyptian Love Songs“.

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 History of the Sarcophagus Lid

Dr. Helen Strudwick



Since 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.


Since 1984 Field Director of the Cambridge Theban Tombs Project.

Head Conservator (Stone)

Karin Schinken

Stone Conservator


Since 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.


since 2007 Camera Operator.


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

Research on Chamber Bb

Sandro Schwarz

Egyptologist/Computer Scientist


Since 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 Hieroglyphic Inscriptions

PD Dr. Jan Moje



Since 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 Opening of the Mouth Ritual

Dora Petrova



Since 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.


Dr. Saskia Nehls



Since 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.


Franz Nagy

Software Developer and Photographer


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


Since 2000 Software Developer at Siemens AG.

Edition of the Books of the Netherworld

PD Dr. Daniel A. Werning



Since 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.

Reconstruction of the 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”.


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

Edition of the Book of the Destruction of Mankind

Dr. Lutz Popko



Since 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.

Excavation and Observation in Hall J

Dr. des. Klara Dietze



Since 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".


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

Research on Sarcophagi

Lea Rees (née Röfer)



Since 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.

Reconstruction of Burial Equipment

Lyla Pinch-Brock



2000-2005 copied all the inscriptions in the Temple of Osiris Heqa-Djet in Karnak Temple.


2002 excavated TT 120 and restored the wall paintings.


1996 re-excavated and conserved KV 55 in the Valley of the Kings.


Participated in numerous archaeological expeditions as epigrapher in Turkey, Yemen, Greece, Egypt.



Iris Hertel

Dipl. Conservator and Goldsmith


Since 2002 Freelance Conservator for archaeological cultural heritage.


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

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


Since 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