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Researcher of the Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures PAS since 2020

 

          
  

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Specialization and research interests:

Archeology and material culture of Third Millennium BC Egypt; Fifth Dynasty sun temples and Royal ideology; solar religion and monumental architecture; landscape archaeology and remote sensing of the main monuments (both royal and non-royal) of the Memphite necropolis sites of Giza, Abusir and Saqqara during the Old Kingdom.

 

Academic activity:

Massimiliano Nuzzolo graduated (with honors) in 2004 in Oriental Languages and Cultures at L'Orientale University of Naples, Italy, where he also got his Ph.D. in Egyptology in 2010. In the same year, he became co-director of the Italian archaeological expedition (L'Orientale University of Naples) at the sun temple of Niuserra at Abu Ghurab. In 2012, he got a post-doctorate at La Sapienza University of Rome in Classical Archaeology and in 2015 he became a scientific member of the Institut Français d’Archéologie Orientale au Caire (IFAO). From 2016 to 2019 he has been research associate in Egyptology at the Czech Institute of Egyptology, Charles University Prague, where he has also directed (from 2017) a multidisciplinary research project entitled “Rise and Development of the Solar Cult and Architecture in Ancient Egypt”, funded by the Czech Science Foundation. In March 2020, he has become member of the Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, where he will direct (2020-2024) a new research project entitled “Sun Temples Project Religious spaces, ideological patterns and social dynamics of constructing the sacred landscape in Third Millennium BC Egypt", financed by the National Science Center as part of the Sonata Bis-9 call (2019/34 / E / HS3 / 00438).

 

 

 

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