Find out about our research into ancient Egyptian culture, history and society.

Egyptology research at Manchester is innovative and highly diverse, characterised by several themes:

  • Amarna Period royal ideology;
  • Ancient Egyptian ceramics and ceramic analysis;
  • New Kingdom and Late Period material culture;
  • the reception of ancient Egypt from the Medieval Period to modern times;
  • the role of women in ancient Egypt.

For more information on our academics' research focuses, visit the research profiles of Dr Joyce Tyldesley and Dr Nicky Nielsen.

Postgraduate researchers

Pauline Norris

(former student)

Thesis title

  • The Lettuce Connection: A re-examination of the association of the Egyptian god Min with the lettuce plant from the Predynastic to the Ptolemaic Period.



The Tell Nabasha Survey Project

The Tell Nabasha Survey Project (originally based at the University of Liverpool) was instigated by Dr Nicky Nielsen (University of Manchester) and Dr Valentina Gasperini (British Museum) in 2014 following a visit to the site of Tell Nabasha which showed evidence of damage and illicit excavation.

The first field season was conducted in the autumn of 2015 during which time the team excavated Late Period and Ptolemaic structures, conducted a topographic survey of the eastern tell and photographically documented the remains of the Shrine of Amasis II on the site’s western edge.

Further work under the aegis of this project has included the 2016 remote sensing survey which revealed several areas of further archaeological interest, as well as the on-going recording and publication of the material found at Tell Nabasha by Flinders Petrie in 1886 in the British Museum collections.

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