Institute of Archaeology


Cary J. Martin - Honorary Research Fellow

Cary Martin

Name: Cary J. Martin

Honorary Title: Honorary Research Fellow

Email: cary.martin@ucl.ac.uk

IoA staff nominator’s name and email address:

Claudia Naeser c.naeser@ucl.ac.uk


IoA involvement:

Cary’s main research project is the publication of the demotic papyri from Saqqara, found during the 1960s–1970s Egypt Exploration Society excavations directed by UCL Professors Walter Emery, Harry Smith and Geoffrey Martin, among the most important groups of ancient papyri found in the last 60 years.

His expertise in demotic script and 1st mill BC-AD Egypt complements that of IoA Egyptian Archaeology staff, Stephen Quirke and Claudia Naeser. He contributes to BA/MA teaching on a regular basis (ARCL0202 Language and script in the archaeology of Egypt and Sudan, ARCL0020 Archaeology of ancient Egypt, ARCL0147 Themes and debates in Egyptian archaeology) and supports BA/MA/PhD theses.


Selected Publications

  • Martin, C. 2019. A Persian real estate in Egypt: Early demotic papyri in the British Museum. In Naether, F. (ed.). New Approaches in Demotic Studies: Acts of the 13th International Conference of Demotic Studies. Zeitschrift für Ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde Beihefte 10. Berlin and Boston: De Gruyter, 175–195.
  • Martin, C. 2017. A third century demotic land lease: P. BM EA 10858. In: Jasnow, R. and G. Widmer (eds). Illuminating Osiris: Egyptological Studies in Honor of Mark Smith. Material and Visual Culture of Ancient Egypt 2. Atlanta: Lockwood, 247–258.
  • Martin, C. 2015. Another legal template from Tebtynis: P. BM EA 10643. In: Haikal F. (ed.). Mélanges offerts à Ola el-Aguizy. Bibliothèque d’Étude 164. Cairo: Institut français d’archéologie orientale, 277–302.
  • Martin, C. with B. Porten, J.J. Farber, G. Vittmann et al. (eds) 2011. The Elephantine Papyri in English: Three Millennia of Cross-Cultural Continuity and Change. Documenta et Monumenta Orientis Antiqui 22. 2nd revised edition. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature.
  • Martin, C. 2009. Demotic Papyri from the Memphite Necropolis: In the Collections of the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden, the British Museum and the Hermitage Museum. Papers on Archaeology of the Leiden Museum of Antiquities 5. Turnhout: Brepols.