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.


March 8, 2021

Prof Bietak Yale Lecture 10th March 2021 – Online

King Nehesy at Avaris and the Looting of the Memphite Elite Necropoleis during the 14th Dynasty Yale University, 10th of March 2021 (20h Middle European Time) Research in the last decades has revealed much more about the obscure 14th Dynasty than one could read in Egyptological treaties and textbooks. This is a short account on […]

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March 26, 2020

Hyksos Teams staying @ home

Amidst all the changes, government directives and increased worries about the spread of the Corona Virus Covid19, we had to close our offices and are now working remotely from our home offices. This has been done in line with the current official rules and regulations to protect ourselves and others. All libraries, universities, official organisations […]

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February 6, 2020

Dissertation defended by Nina Maaranen @ BU

Nina Maaranen, our PhD student at Bournemouth University successfully defended her dissertation on the 30th of January 2020 entitled TIES THAT BIND: Investigating Hyksos provenance and migration using dental morphology Migration and mobility are among the main research questions of the Hyksos Enigma project. These were approached from the perspective of skeletal human remains by […]

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