Staff

Harco Willems—Egyptologist, Project Director

Harco Willems (1956) studied Egyptology in Leiden and obtained his doctorate under prof. Herman te Velde at Groningen University. While a lecturer in Egyptology at Leiden University he launched a cooperative, mainly epigraphic, project in Dayr al-Barsha together with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Penn State University. This led to three campaigns between 1988 and 1992. After being appointed to the professorship in Egyptology at Leuven he relaunched the project in 2002. Link to personal page on K.U.Leuven site

Marleen De Meyer—Egyptologist, Postdoctoral Research Associate

Marleen De Meyer obtained her MA and PhD in Egyptology from Leuven University in Belgium. She joined the Dayr al-Barsha Project in 2002, first as a doctoral student and since 2008 as a post-doctoral researcher. Her work concentrates on the Old Kingdom rock tombs on the north and south hills of Dayr al-Barsha in which she has been excavating since 2002. Link to personal page on K.U.Leuven site

Stefanie Vereecken—Archaeologist, PhD Student

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Athena Van der Perre—Egyptologist, PhD Student

Athena Van der Perre joined the Dayr al-Barsha Project in 2010 as a doctoral student. She is currently working on the limestone quarries of the Amarna Period in Dayr Abu Hinnis. Athena obtained her MA in Egyptology (2008) and an MA in Cultural Studies (2009) at Leuven University. Link to personal page on K.U.Leuven site

Bart Vanthuyne—Archaeologist, PhD Student

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Georgia Long—Egyptologist, PhD Student

Georgia Long studied Egyptology at Leuven University and obtained her MA in 2012. She joined the Dayr al-Barsha Project in 2014 as a research assistant (in the framework of a collaboration with the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz) and works on the Middle Kingdom elite tombs on the north hill. Link to personal page on K.U.Leuven site

Lucia Kuijper—Archaeologist, Research Associate

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Gertrud van Loon—Coptologist, Marie Curie Fellow

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