Josef W. Wegner

Josef William Wegner (born October 1967) is an American Egyptologist, archaeologist and Professor in Egyptology at the department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations of the University of Pennsylvania, where he obtained his Ph.D. degree in Egyptology in 1996. He specializes in Egyptian Middle Kingdom archaeology (circa 2050-1650BCE). His father is the astrophysicist, Gary A. Wegner.

He is noted for his continued research at Abydos, where he excavated the tomb of pharaoh Sobekhotep IV in 2013 and discovered that of Pharaoh Seneb Kay in 2014. Later, he excavated an entire royal necropolis dating to the Second Intermediate Period, possibly belonging to kings of the Theban sixteenth dynasty or witnessing the existence of the Abydos dynasty. Wegner published an analysis of the Sunshade Chapel of Meritaten from the House-of-Waenre of Akhenaten in a university museum monograph that was abstracted in 2018. His research has been funded by "the American Research Center in Egypt, the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Geographic Society, [and the] American Philosophical Society." Provided by Wikipedia
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Participants: Wegner, Josef, [ VerfasserIn, VerfasserIn ]
Published: [2017]
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