Gianluca Miniaci

Gianluca Miniaci is an Italian Egyptologist, currently Associate Professor at the University of Pisa.

He studied from 1999 to 2004 Classical Archaeology and wrote his dissertation in Egyptology on "The royal necropolis of the 17th dynasty at Dra Abu el-Naga (Thebes west)". This work received an honor. In 2008 he finished his PhD in Egyptian Archaeology at the University of Pisa, titled "The funerary culture at the end of the Second Intermediate Period: the emergence of the rishi coffin style". He continued his academic formation in London, Institute of Archaeology, UCL and in Paris, École Pratique des Hautes Études, EPHE, thanks to two Individual Marie Curie Fellowships. He worked in the most renowned museums, as the British Museum and the Musée du Louvre.

Miniaci is directing an archaeological mission in the site of Zawyet el-Maiyitin (Menya, Egypt) and he is deputy-director of the University of Pisa excavation at Thebes, in the cemetery of Dra Abu el-Naga. He is editor-in-chief of the international series "Middle Kingdom Studies", Golden House Publications, of the "Journal of Egyptian History", Brill-Leiden, and of the series "Ancient Egypt in Context" (together with Juan Carlos Moreno Garcia and Anna Stevens), from the Cambridge University Press.

Miniaci is the author of several books and more than 80 articles, including: ''The Middle Kingdom Ramesseum Papyri Tomb and its Archaeological Context'' (a study of the famous group of the Middle Kingdom Ramesseum tomb where a large batch of papyri had been found in the Nineteenth century)'', Rishi Coffins and the funerary culture of Second Intermediate Period Egypt'' (a study of the Egyptian ''rishi'' coffins of the Second Intermediate Period) and ''Lettere ai morti nell'Egitto antico e altre storie di fantasmi.'' Provided by Wikipedia
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