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Peter Der Manuelian

Harvard University
Philip J. King Professor of Egyptology - Director, Semitic Museum
Cambridge, MA

Peter Der Manuelian received his Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago in 1990. In 2009, he was appointed the “Philip J. King Professor of Egyptology” at Harvard University. This is the first senior, tenured Egyptology chair at Harvard since the time of in 70 years. He joined the curatorial staff at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in 1987, and he was Giza Archives Project Director there from 2000–2011. In addition to his teaching duties, he is director of the Harvard Semitic Museum, director of the Giza Project at Harvard, and director of the Masters Program in Museum Studies at the Harvard Extension School. Among his scholarly publications are Mastabas of Nucleus Cemetery G 2100; Slab Stelae of the Giza Necropolis; Living in the Past: Studies in Archaism of the Egyptian Twenty-sixth Dynasty; and Studies in the Reign of Amenophis II. He has also written a number of childrens’ books.