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Curriculum vitae


  • “Early Old Kingdom rock circle cemeteries in Middle Egypt”: 54min powerpoint audio-presentation for 2020-2021 Egyptology MA-class of Prof Dr Nick Nielsen (University of Manchester)


  • since August 2020: DFG Post-doctoral researcher, Universität zu Köln, Germany
  • 2017 - present: Research Fellow, KU Leuven, Faculty of Arts, Belgium
  • 2017: Doctor of Studies of the Ancient Near East, KU Leuven, Faculty of Arts,Near Eastern Studies, Belgium
    PhD thesis: “Early Old Kingdom Rock Circle Cemeteries in the 15th and 16th Nomes of Upper Egypt” (defended: 11/12/2017)
  • 2010-2017: Research assistant/PhD student, KU Leuven, Faculty of Arts, Near Eastern Studies, Belgium
  • 2008-2010: Master in Archaeology, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • 2004-2007: Bachelor of Language and Area Studies: Ancient Near East, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • 1997-2001: Master in Commercial Sciences, Economische Hogeschool Sint-Aloysius (EHSAL), Brussels, Belgium

Archaeological fieldwork

  • Archaeologist/co-director Universität zu Köln Mission to Zawyet Sultan (Egypt), February-March 2019
  • Survey, site mapping, study of early Old Kingdom cemetery
  • Archaeologist Dayr al-Barsha Project (Egypt), March-April 2006-2017, KU Leuven
  • Excavation and survey of early Old Kingdom rock circle cemeteries in 15th and 16th Upper Egyptian nomes
  • Excavation of Late Old Kingdom - First Intermediate Period shaft tombs in Dayr al-Barsha
  • Excavation of Middle Kingdom shaft tombs in Dayr al-Barsha
  • Excavation of Roman burials in Dayr al-Barsha and al-Shaykh Sa’id
  • Excavation of early Old Kingdom and Amarna Period industrial quarter in al-Shaykh Sa’id
  • Survey of calcite alabaster quarries
  • Object study and storage
  • Archaeologist Belgian Archaeological Mission to Elkab (Egypt) October-November 2016, Royal Museums of Art and History, Brussels, Belgium
  • Excavation of Early Dynastic - early Old Kingdom settlement
  • Survey of tumulus burials
  • Surveyor joint archeological mission of University College London/Universität zu Köln, University of Pisa, and the Ministry of Antiquities, Minya inspectorate to Zawyet Sultan (Egypt), September 2015, 2017
  • Survey of site, identifying new tombs and quarries
  • Archaeological volunteer Vlaams Instituut voor het Onroerend Erfgoed excavation in Broechem, Belgium, August 2009
  • Excavation of Merovingian cemetery
  • Archaeological volunteer KU Leuven excavation in Asse, Belgium, July 2009
  • Excavation of Roman settlement
  • Archaeological volunteer Pava Excavation Project in San Giovanni d’Asso, Siena, Italy, June 2008
  • Excavation of early Medieval cemetery