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Curator Egyptian Collections

Dr. Lara Weiss
tel: +31 (0)71 516 3114
e-mail: l.weiss@rmo.nl

Educational background and special fields of interest

Lara Weiss (b. 1980) studied Egyptology in Berlin and Leiden and was awarded her doctorate in Göttingen in 2012. She takes a particular interest in the everyday lives of the ancient Egyptians and their mode of religious experience. Both her Master’s dissertation and her doctoral thesis related to religion in Deir el-Medina, where the labourers who worked in the Valley of the Kings had their homes. Since 2012 she has been involved as a teacher and a researcher in the ERC Advanced Grant project ‘Lived Ancient Religion: Questioning “cults” and “polis religion”’, hosted by the University of Erfurt (Germany). Her research for that project focuses on religion in the Roman town of Karanis (in the Fayoum Oasis).

Reorganization of the Egyptian department and Saqqara

Weiss played a central role in the reorganisation of the Egyptian department at the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities in 2016 and will be involved in developing international travelling exhibitions. Furthermore, since 2018 she has been one of the excavation leaders of the research project that the National Museum of Antiquities is performing in the Egyptian town of Saqqara, in partnership with the Museo Egizio in Turin.

Areas of expertise

Major research projects

Lara Weiss


Pdf’s van publicaties van Lara Weiss kunt u downloaden via haar pagina op Academia.edu


Edited Volumes

Scientific articles (with peer-review)

Excavation reports

Other scientific articles

Conference contributions

Popular scientific articles

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