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  • In preparation. The Archaeology of Pharaonic Egypt. From State Formation to Empire (ca. 2700-1700 BCE). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • 2017 Complete Middle Egyptian: a new method for understanding hieroglyphs. Reading texts in context. London: Hodder.
  • 2010 Die Provinztempel Ägyptens von der 0. bis zur 11. Dynastie: Archäologie und Geschichte einer gesellschaftlichen Institution zwischen Residenz und Provinz. 2 volumes. Probleme der Ägyptologie 30. Boston – Cologne: Brill Academic Publishers.

Edited volumes

  • 2020 with Tobias Helms (eds). Poverty and inequality in early civilizations: proceedings of the international conference November 17–18, 2017, University of Cologne. Studien zur Wirtschaftsarchäologie 4. Bonn: Dr. Rudolf Habelt

Articles and book chapters

  • In press. Visual traditions and early writing: falcon and Naqada plant at Hierakonpolis. In Claes, W. et al. (eds), Contributions to early Egypt. Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta. Leuven: Peeters.

  • In press (with G. Miniaci and B. Vanthuyne). The funerary landscape of Zawyet Sultan: preliminary remarks. In de Meyer, M. and E. Lange (eds), Beyond Memphis: proceedings of the conference held in Wuerzburg. Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta. Leuven: Peeters.

  • In press. Civilization and writing: a view from early Egypt. In Fuller, D., Zhuang, Y. (eds.), Dialogue of civilizations IV.
  • In press. Mythical places. In Bommas, M. (ed.), Encyclopedia of Ancient Egyptian Religion. London: Routledge.
  • 2020 Poverty and inequality in early civilizations: introduction. In Bussmann, Richard and Tobias Helms (eds), Poverty and inequality in early civilizations: proceedings of the international conference November 17–18, 2017, University of Cologne. Studien zur Wirtschaftsarchäologie 4, 1-9. Bonn: Dr. Rudolf Habelt.  
  • 2020. Poverty and non-elite culture in ancient Egypt. In Bussmann, Richard and Tobias Helms (eds), Poverty and inequality in early civilizations: proceedings of the international conference November 17–18, 2017, University of Cologne. Studien zur Wirtschaftsarchäologie 4, 11-25. Bonn: Dr. Rudolf Habelt
  • 2020 (with E. Taccola, E. Tiribilli, G. Miniaci) Topography and 3D survey in the tomb of Khunes at Zawyet Sultan, Egypt: preliminary results. Studi Classici e Orientali 66, 265-275. DOI: 10.12871/978883339362918

  • 2020 Egypt's Old Kingdom: Perspectives on Society and Culture. In Radner, K., Moeller, N., Potts, D. (eds), The Oxford History of the Ancient Near East I: From the Beginnings to Old Kingdom Egypt and the Dynasty of Akkad, 459-530. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 

  • 2019 Practice, meaning and intention: interpreting votive objects from ancient Egypt. In Staring, N., Twiston Davies, H., Weiss, L. (eds), Perspectives on lived religion: practices - transmission - landscape. Papers on archaeology of the Leiden Museum of Antiquities 21, 73-84. Leiden: Sidestone Press

  • 2019 Zawiyet Sultan in the Old Kingdom: review and update. In Piacentini, P., delli Castelli, A. (eds.), Old Kingdom Art and Archaeology 7: Proceedings of the international conference Università degli Studi di Milano 3-7 July 2017, EDAL VI, volume 2, 196-203. Milan: Pontremoli.
  • 2019 Monumentality in context - a reply from Egyptology. In Buccellati, F., Hageneuer, S., van der Heyden, S., Levenson, F. (eds), Size matters - Understanding monumnetality across civilizations, 99-104. Bielefeld: transcript.
  • 2019 (with Gunnar Sperveslage) Der längste Papyrus Deutschlands: Das Totenbuch der Iahtesnacht. In Marx, P. W., Heuhausen, H. (eds), Schätze der Universität zu Köln, 216-219. Köln. Gerven Verlag.
  • 2018 Urbanism and culture contact in ancient Egypt: looking out from within. Antiquity 92 (365), 1394-1396.

  • 2018 (with R. Friedman) The Early Dynastic palace at Hierakonpolis. In Bietak, M. and S. Prell (eds), Ancient Egyptian and ancient Near Eastern palaces, volume I: Proceedings of the conference on palaces in ancient Egypt, held in London 12th-14th June 2013, organised by the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the University of Würzburg and the Egypt Exploration Society, 79-99. Vienna: Austrian Academy of Sciences.

  • 2018 Die Pyramide von Zawyet Sultan: lokale Perspektiven. Sokar 36, 6-19.

  • 2018 (with G. Miniaci) Zawyet Sultan: the pyramid and tomb of Khunes in context. Egyptian Archaeology 53, 13-15.

  • 2017 Personal Piety: An Archaeological Response. In Miniaci, G., Betrò, M., Quirke, S. (eds.), Company of images: modelling the imaginary world of Middle Kingdom Egypt (2000-1500 BC). Proceedings of the international conference of EPOCHS project held 18th-20th September 2014 at UCL, London, 71-91. Leuven: Peeters.
  • 2016 (with Marchand, S., el-Bakry, A., Miniaci, G., Vanthuyne, B.) Zawiyet Sultan: a pottery survey. Bulletin de liaison de la céramique égyptienne 26: 169-190.
  • 2016 (with Miniaci, G., el-Bakry, A., Tiribilli, E.) The pyramid, town and cemeteries of Zawyet Sultan. Egyptian Archaeology 48: 38-41.
  • 2016 Great and little traditions in Egyptology. In Ullmann, M. (ed.), 10. Ägyptologische Tempeltagung: Ägyptische Tempel zwischen Normierung und Individualität, München, 29.-31. August 2014, 37-48. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz.
  • 2015 Changing cultural paradigms: from tomb to temple in the 11th Dynasty. In Kousoulis, P., Lazaridis, N. (eds.), Proceedings of the tenth international congress of Egyptologists, University of the Aegean, Rhodes, 22-29 May 2008, 971-985. Peeters: Leuven, Paris, Bristol.
  • 2015 Pyramid age: Huni to Khefren. In Grajetzki. W., Wendrich, W. (eds.), UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology, Los Angeles.
  • 2015 Social anthropology and Egyptian archaeology. In Riggs, C. (ed.), Archaeology Oxford handbook online. DOI 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199935413.013.24
  • 2014 Scaling the state. Egypt in the third millennium BC. Archaeology International 17: 1-15. DOI 10.5334/ai.1708
  • 2014 Krieg und Zwangsarbeit im pharaonischen Ägypten. In Gestwa. K., von Lingen. K. (eds.), Zwangsarbeit als Kriegsressource in Europa und Asien, 57-72. Paderborn: Schöningh.
  • 2014 Temple religion and urbanism: a comment on Hierakonpolis. Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 100: 331-337.
  • 2014 Locking and control: a door bolt sealing from Hierakonpolis. Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt 50: 95-101.
  • 2014 Sealings from the palace and temple. Nekhen News 23: 30-31.
  • 2013-14 Re-materialising state formation: Hierakonpolis 2.0. In Piacentini, P., Orsenigo, C., Quirke, S. (eds.), Forming Material Egypt: Proceedings of the International Conference, London 20-21 May, 2013, 31-42. Milan: Pontremoli.
  • 2013 Administration beyond writing. Nekhen News 22: 18-19.
  • 2013 The social setting of the temple of Satet in the third millennium. In Seidlmayer, S., Raue, D., Speiser, P. (ed.), The first cataract of the Nile – one region, diverse perspectives, 21-34. Mainz: Zabern.
  • 2011 Die ägyptischen Tempel der Staatsentstehungszeit. In Morenz, L., Kuhn, R. (eds.) Vorspann oder formative Phase? Ägypten und der Vordere Orient 3500-2700 v. Chr., 109-128. Philippika 48. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz.
  • 2011 Local traditions in early Egyptian temples. In Friedman, R., Friske, F. N. (eds.), Egypt at its Origins III. Proceedings of the Third International Conference “Origins of the State. Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt”, 747-762. OLA 205. Leuven: Peeters Publishers.
  • 2011 The seals and seal impressions from Hierakonpolis. Egyptian Archaeology 38: 17-19.
  • 2010 Der Kult für die Königsmutter Anchenes-Merire I. im Tempel des Chontamenti: zwei unpublizierte Türstürze der 6. Dynastie aus Abydos. Studien zur altägyptischen Kultur 39: 101-119.
  • 2008 Praxis und kulturelle Konstruktion des ägyptischen Götterkults: chronologische und soziologische Perspektiven auf eine soziokulturelle Institution. Isched 1/2008: 25-29.
  • 2007 Pepi I and the Temple of Satet at Elephantine. In Stevenson, A., Mairs, R. (eds.), Current Research in Egyptology 2005. Proceedings of the sixth annual symposium, 16-21. Oxford: Oxbow Books.
  • 2006 Der Kult im frühen Satet-Tempel von Elephantine. In Mylonopoulos, J., Roeder, H. (eds.), Archäologie und Ritual: auf der Suche nach der rituellen Handlung in den antiken Kulturen Ägyptens und Griechenlands, 25-36. Wien: Phoibos Verlag.
  • 2004 Siedlungen im Kontext der Pyramiden des Alten Reiches. Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Abteilung Kairo 60: 17-39.
  • 2004 Die Pyramidenstädte: Siedlungsarchäologie im Schatten der Pyramiden. In Hölzl, C. (ed.), Die Pyramiden Ägyptens: Monumente der Ewigkeit, 167-173. Wien: Verlag Christian Branstätter.
  • 2003 Die Pyramidenstädte des Alten Reiches. SOKAR 6: 23-27.

Book reviews

  • In press. L. Morenz (2014). Anfänge der ägyptischen Kunst. Eine problemgeschichtliche Einführung in ägyptologische Bild-Anthropologie. Fribourg, Göttingen: Academic Press Fribourg, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. Welt des Orients.
  • 2015 S. Snape (2014). The Complete Cities of Ancient Egypt. London: Thames & Hudson. Egyptian Archaeology 46: 47-48.
  • 2013 D. J. Brewer (2012), The Archaeology of Ancient Egypt: Beyond Pharaohs. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Ancient History Bulletin Online Reviews 3: 25-27.
  • 2013 B. J. Kemp (2012), City of Akhenaten and Nefertiti. Amarna and Its People. London: Thames and Hudson. Cambridge Archaeological Journal: 557-559.
  • 2012 K. Bard (2007), An Introduction to the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt. Oxford: Blackwell. Journal of Near Eastern Studies 71.2: 369-371.
  • 2011 K. Wiedmaier (2009), Landschaften und ihre Bilder in ägyptischen Texten des zweiten Jahrtausends v. Chr. GOF IV.37. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. Orientalia N.S. 80: 121-124.
  • 2011 Rezension der Konferenz "Zwangsarbeit als Kriegswaffe", Freudenstadt 22.-24.9.2011:
  • 2011 Rezension von C. Woods (ed.) (2010), Visible Language. Inventions of writing in the ancient Middle East and beyond. OIMP 32. Chicago: Chicago University Press. Egyptian Archaeology 39: 40.