Institute of Archaeology


Gianluca Miniaci - Honorary Research Fellow

Gianluca Miniaci

Name: Dr Gianluca Miniaci

Honorary Title: Honorary Research Fellow

Email: tcrngm1@ucl.ac.uk

IoA staff nominator’s name and email address:

Stephen Quirke  s.quirke@ucl.ac.uk


IoA involvement:

Gianluca co-teaches undergraduate tutorials and classes for the modules ARCL0136 Egyptian Archaeology through the Petrie Museum: an Object-Based Theoretical Approach and ARCL0202 Archaeology of Language and Script in Egypt and Sudan. He is involved with two research projects: Pharaonic Rescission: Objects as Crucibles of Ancient Egyptian Societies working with material held at the Petrie Museum and Queen Ahhotep treasure and its context: the long road to the Egyptian Museum of Cairo, 1859–2021 which teaching with Institute students and seminars in collaboration with Institute staff. A series of curatorial research seminars are planned with Institute students and staff on the history of the archaeological discovery and museological display of the objects of queen Ahhotep (c. 1550 BC).


Selected research publications

Miniaci, G., The Middle Kingdom Ramesseum Papyri Tomb and its Archaeological Context. Kitab – Egyptology in Focus. Material Culture of ancient Egypt and Nubia, vol. 1, London: Nicanorbooks, 2020. ISBN: 978-1838118006; ISSN online: 2752-6267; ISSN: 2752-6259.

Miniaci, G., “From Tenochtitlán to Punt: when people encounter the distant and unknown, a cognitive approach”, in Miniaci, G. Moreno Garcia, J.C.; Morris, E. (eds.), Egyptology and Global History, in Journal of Egyptian History, vol. 13 (2020), 169–206. ISSN: 1874-1657, doi: 10.1163/18741665-12340066.

Miniaci, G., “Deposit f (Nos. 15121–15567) in the Obelisk Temple at Byblos: Artefact Mobility in the Middle Bronze Age I–II (1850–1650 BC) between Egypt and the Levant”. Ägypten und Levante, vol. 28 (2018), p. 379-408. ISSN: 1015-5104, doi: 10.1553/AEundL28s379.

Miniaci, G., “Multiple Burials in Ancient Societies: Theory and Methods from Egyptian Archaeology”. Cambridge Archaeological Journal, vol. 29 (2018), p. 287-307. ISSN: 0959-7743, doi: 10.1017/S095977431800046X.

Miniaci, G., “Reuniting philology and archaeology: the “emic” and “etic” in the letter of the dead Qau bowl UC16163 and its context”, Zeitschrift Für Ägyptische Sprache Und Altertumskunde, vol. 143 (2016), p. 88-105.