Core team ERC ADG “The Hyksos Enigma”

  • Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Manfred Bietak (Principal Investigator of ‘The Hyksos Enigma’ – an Austrian Egyptologist and Archaeologist working in the Eastern Nile Delta since 1966)
  • Prof. Dr. Holger Schutkowski (Professor at Bournemouth University – a German Bioarchaeologist and Supervisor for Physical Anthropology, isotope and DNA studies)
  • Dr. Silvia Prell (Assistant to PI and PostDoc Researcher of the ‘The Hyksos Enigma’, a German Egyptologist working in the Nile Delta since 2002)
  • Rosa Matic (Project Manager with administration and EU expertise)


  • Dr. Alexander Ahrens (German Archaeological Institute, Damascus)
  • Dr. David Aston (OREA, Austrian Academy of Sciences)
  • Dr. Bettina Bader (OREA, Austrian Academy of Sciences)
  • Prof. Dr. Peter Fischer (Department of Historical Studies, University of Goteborg)
  • Dr. Karin Kopetzky (OREA, Austrian Academy of Sciences)
  • Dr. Mohamed Abdel Maksoud (Ministry of State of Antiquities Egypt)
  • Prof. Dr. Paolo Matthiae (Institute of Archaeology and Art History, Sapienza University of Rome)
  • Dr. Vera Müller (OREA, Austrian Academy of Sciences)
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Schneider (Department of Classical, Near Eastern & Religious Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver)
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Schultz (Institute for Anatomy, Medical University of Gottingen)
  • PD Dr. Albert Zink (Institute for Mummies and the Iceman, EURAC Research)