Welcome to the Hyksos Enigma!

We are happy to announce the first Egyptological ERC Advanced Grant: ‘The Enigma of the Hyksos’ under the direction of Manfred Bietak starting from 1st of January 2016 under the auspices of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. The second host institution for bioarchaeological research is the Bournemouth University – UK, under the direction of Prof. Holger Schutkowski.


August 14, 2017

Postdoc RT2 – Dr. Elisa Priglinger

The youngest member to join the core team was an Austrian National, Dr. Elisa Priglinger. She studied at the University of Vienna, Egyptology and Classical Archaeology. Alongside her studies, she worked on various excavation sites in Austria, Egypt and Israel and utilised her field experience also with some important archiving work later on. In 2014, […]

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Prof. Bietak – Honorary Foreign Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

This was a truly amazing announcement and honour for Prof. Bietak, to be listed amongst names such as George Washington, Samuel Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin or Albert Einstein and become a member of such an historic institution. We are very proud of you! Such events are always an opportunity to network and meet like […]

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Postdoc RT5 – Dr. Anna-Latifa Mourad

Dr. Mourad, an Australian National, had the longest journey to join the team! She studied and also taught at the Macquarie University (Australia), where she gained a PhD in Ancient History, under Prof. Naguib Kanawati. Title: ‘Rise of the Hyksos. Egypt and the Levant from the Middle Kingdom to the Early Second Intermediate Period’ and […]

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