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 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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This WAS the Hyksos Enigma Workshop

A big and heartful thank you to all speakers, participants and visitors, who came to our workshop in December 2019! It was a superb event with diverse input, interesting discussions, time to network, meet new people and greet collaborators and partners at the same time. Whilst we empathise it was a busy time and the […]

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