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Ahmed M. Mekawy Ouda

@ah.med dot mekawy at cu dot edu dot eg

Egyptologie

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Maître de conférences

Université du Caire, département d’égyptologie



PhD University College London (UCL) United Kingdom (2010-2014)
Subject: Werethekau ‘Great of Magic’ in the Religious Landscape of Ancient Egypt
Professor: Stephen Quirke

-Associate Professor Faculty of Archaeology Cairo University (2019-present)

-Lecturer Faculty of Archaeology Cairo University (2014-2019)

-Postdoctoral fellowship from the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship to the University of Geneva (2017–18)

-Postdoctoral fellowship from Erasmus Mundus to the Freie Universität Berlin (2017)

-PhD scholarship from the Ministry of Higher Education Egypt (2010-2014) to University College London, United Kingdom

-Teaching Assistant Faculty of Archaeology Cairo University (2002-2014)

-Teaching Assistant, Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, University College London. Prof. Stephen Quirke, MA module, ARCLG200 Egyptian Archaeology through the Petrie Museum: an Object-Based Theoretical Approach, IOA UCL (2011).

-Member of the editorial board of Shedet, journal of the faculty of Archaeology, Fayoum University

-Member of the scientific board of ’the series Kitab-Egyptology in focus; material culture of ancient Egypt and Nubia


-Ancient Egyptian material culture

-Ancient Egyptian Religion

-Egyptian Archaeology

-History of Egyptology

Mekawy Ouda, A. M., 2020. Ancient Egypt in the Writings of Ahmad Lutfi al-Sayyid. Chronique d’Egypte 95, fasc 189, 68-84.

• Mekawy Ouda, A. M., 2020. A Group of Unpublished Objects from a Foundation Deposit for King Thutmose III from the Temple of Amun, Djeserakhet, at Deir el-Bahari. JEA 106/2, 145-159.

• Mekawy Ouda, A. M., 2019. Egyptian Middle Kingdom Oyster Shells with royal names: Function, Chronology and Gender Issues, Bulletin de l’institut français d’archéologie orientale 119.

• Mekawy Ouda, A. M., 2019. Two inscribed Middle Kingdom oyster shells from Esna: reconstructing their archaeological context. Chronique d’Egypte 94/187.

• Mekawy Ouda, A. M., 2019. Further Remarks on the Shabtis of the ‘God’s Father’, Panebmontu. Göttinger Miszellen 257, 145-152.

• Mekawy Ouda, A. M., 2019. Egyptian scholar in the presence of the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology. Papers from the Institute of Archaeology 28, 1-7.

• Mekawy Ouda, A. M. and Hassan, Kh., 2018. Ramesside Hieratic Stela of the Sandal Maker Penōne in the Egyptian Museum Cairo (TR . 27.6.24.3), the Journal of American Research Centre in Egypt 54, 41-54.

• Mekawy Ouda, A. M. M., 2018. Remarks on the epithets of Werethekau on the votive stela of Pennefru (BM EA812), Göttinger Miszellen 254/1, 99-106.

• Mekawy Ouda, A. M., 2017. The Shabtis of the ‘God’s Father, Panebmontu ", Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts Abteilung Kairo 73, 169-175.

• Mekawy Ouda, A. M., Shaheen, A., and Eid, S. M., 2017. The Tomb of Paser (TT367) : Preliminary Report on the first Season of Excavation, 171-178.

• Mekawy Ouda, A. M., Shaheen, A., and Eid, S. M., 2016. The False Door in the Tomb of Paser (TT.367), Captain of Archers. MEMNONIA 27, 117-129.

• Mekawy Ouda, A. M., 2016. The votive stela of the “overseer of the singers of the king” Nfr-rnpt (Egyptian Museum Cairo TR 14.6.24.17). Bulletin de l’Institut français d’archéologie orientale 116, 177-189.

• Mekawy Ouda, A. M., 2016. Three Shabtis of the Vizier Paser (UC39724-39726), the Journal of American Research Centre in Egypt 52, 303-318.

• Mekawy Ouda, A. M., 2016. The Golden Pendant of Tutankhamun (JE 61952): A new interpretation for the epithet of Werethekau, Égypte nilotique et méditerranéenne 9, 1-4.

• Mekawy Ouda, A. M., 2015. New Light on SA-Rnnwtt, TAwy, ‘the Royal Cup Bearer’ (UC 69964), Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 101, 189-195.

• Mekawy Ouda, A. M., 2015. The statue of ‘the Doorkeeper of the palace’ PiAy (Louvre E 124). Studien zur Altägyptischen Kultur 44, 283-295.

• Mekawy Ouda, A. M., 2015. Werethekau and the votive stela of PA-n-Imn (Bristol Museum H 514). British Museum Studies in Ancient Egypt and Sudan 22, 61-86.

• Mekawy Ouda, A. M., 2014. Did Werethekau ‘Great of Magic’ have a Cult? A Disjunction between the Scholarly Opinion and Sources. Current Research in Egyptology 13: Proceedings of the Fourteenth Annual Symposium University of Cambridge 2013. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 105-121.

• Mekawy Ouda, A. M., 2013. Who or what is Werethekau ‘Great of Magic’? A problematic inscription (UC 16639). Papers from the Institute of Archaeology 23 (1): 8, 1-7.

• Mekawy Ouda, A. M., 2012. The Canopic Box of Ns-aA-rwd (BM EA 8539). Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 98, 127-138.

• Petrie Museum UCL:’Petrie and the Petrie Museum: Origins and Legacy’ 25.11.2020

• ‘International publication in Egyptian Archaeology’
(1) Faculty of Archaeology, Cairo University 23 April 2019,
(2) Museums Sector Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities 12 December 2019 at the Islamic
Museum of Art

• Egyptian Middle Kingdom oyster shells with royal names; Chronology, Function, Gender Issues, the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo 16 Jan 2020

• Egyptian Middle Kingdom oyster shells with royal names: excavation and function, Free University Berlin, Egyptological Seminar, Germany 23 May 2017

• The Writings of Ahmed Lutfi el-Sayed Pasha (1872–1963) on Ancient Egypt,
(1) Free University Berlin, Egyptological Seminar, Germany 27 April 2017,
(2) Humboldt University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, Dep of Archaeology
and Culture Studies, Berlin Germany, 1 May 2017,
(3) Current research in Egyptology XVI, Oxford University 16 April 2015,
(4) The Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo Feb 2017
(5) The German Archaeological Institute 18th Jan 2020

• The Golden Pendant of Tutankhamun (JE 61952): A new interpretation for the epithet of Werethekau, the 2nd international Tutankhamun 6-8 May 2016, Grand Egyptian Museum conference

• The principal epithet of Werethekau “lady of the palace”: a new category for analysis of Egyptian religion
(1) Current Research in Egyptology 15, University College London & Kings College London,
9th-12st April 2014,
(2) Humboldt University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, Dep of Archaeology
and Culture Studies, Berlin Germany 11 May 2017

• Did Werethekau ‘Great of Magic’ have a Cult? A Debate between the Scholars and the Sources
(1) Current Research in Egyptology 14, Cambridge University, 19th-21st March 2013,
(2) German Archaeological Institute Cairo 14th December 2014
(3) The University of Toronto, Jan 2014

• Werethekau ’Great of Magic, in the Religious Landscape of Ancient Egypt, British Museum, the Department of Ancient Egypt and the Sudan, Thursday 3rd May 2012

• Who or What is Werethekau? a problematic inscription (UC 16639), Current Research in Egyptology 13, Birmingham University, 30th March 2012